Watkinsville healthcare worker’s journey began at age 5

Jessica Wong

From broken bones to providing aid for elderly family members, the COVID-19 pandemic brought about a whole new set of challenges that made difficult situations even harder. Though the option of home healthcare did help ease things, having a non-family member around the house was an adjustment for many people. […]

From broken bones to providing aid for elderly family members, the COVID-19 pandemic brought about a whole new set of challenges that made difficult situations even harder. Though the option of home healthcare did help ease things, having a non-family member around the house was an adjustment for many people.

Part of Wanda Scott’s job as branch director for Right at Home Athens involves matching people in need of help with the staff member best suited for their situation, and ensuring that the home healthcare service’s clients are comfortable and well taken care of. Not many people in Scott’s position can say their list of qualifications dates back to elementary school.

At the age of 5, Scott’s mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Though Scott was too young to understand exactly what was happening, she recognized that her mother’s physical appearance was changing. Scott also saw that her mother’s ability to do basic things for herself began to decrease significantly.

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