⇒ Catholic Social Services, Columbus DIocese ⇒
COLUMBUS — Susan is an 84 year old who loved to garden and play cards. Always independent, it became a significant struggle as she experienced slowly losing her eye sight due to macular degeneration.
Needing to determine how she could continue to live on her own, she contacted Catholic Social Services to request help. Being able to pay her bills each month was essential to being able to stay in her home.
CSS assists her routinely, reviewing her mail, writing out checks and making sure she maintains her Medicare benefits.
As cooking and cleaning became more challenging, CSS linked Susan to Meals-on-Wheels and homemaker services. As Susan has begun to have more health concerns, Susan worries about going to the doctor and being able to manage her prescriptions.
The CSS social worker helps her to keep track of scheduled medical appointments, to arrange transportation, and will accompany her to medical appointments. A nurse comes to the home weekly to set up her medications to assure they are being taken correctly.
Ever active, Susan was assisted to sign up for Mainstream transportation services, which she uses to attend the local senior center once a week where she plays Euchre. As Susan is faced with the challenges of aging, she knows that she can count on CSS to help her obtain the resources needed to stay safe and independent in her home for as long as possible.
The Ohio Charity Foundation of the Knights of Columbus Ohio State Council provides thousands of dollars each year to the Catholic Social Services agencies in all six Ohio Dioceses. Your support of the OCF helps fund these donations and other charitable works of Knights of Columbus councils in the Buckeye State.
Read more about Columbus Catholic Social Services charity efforts at colscss.org.