Helping my elderly parents stay in their own home is no easy task. Living nearby allows me to check on them, but we couldn’t do it without the Mount Desert Nursing Association. At least once a week, Theo or Emma visit my parents and do a full physical and emotional assessment, which includes heart, lungs, nutrition, weight, intestinal and urinary tracts, skin, foot care and setting up their medications for the week. They also monitor the side effects of their medications, and contact the doctor and other essential community resources when necessary. For me it is another set of eyes. The nurses can pick up on something I may not have noticed. I get feedback from Emma and Theo about my parents’ health. They tell us when to pick up prescriptions and I also have their support and counsel when days are overwhelming. The nurses are there to listen to me and help in any way they can. The nurses come to my parents’ house with a smile and a hug. Mom and dad look forward to their visits. What would we do without our nurses from MDNA?