THELMA MINER (LEFT), a longtime Brandon resident, enjoys a safer life at home thanks in part to her homeshare housemate, Anna Hardt. Photo by Karen Pike
BRANDON — Years ago, Thelma Miner, who is now a feisty 91-year-old, made her daughter Marie Perry promise that she would remain in her Brandon home for as long as possible. A nursing facility was off the table. But when Thelma began suffering memory loss, Marie knew it would take a team to fulfill that promise, especially with her living more than an hour away.
Four days a week, home health aides come in to make sure Thelma exercises and eats her lunch.
Thelma’s son and daughter-in-law live next door so they can regularly check-in and watch out for any deviation from Thelma’s daily routines...