Memory Care America - May 2020

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Dolores Molter Continues to Smile

At Memory Care of Naples

D olores Molter always lights up when she sees her son-in-law, Barry Cohen. It’s always been that way, says Dolores’ daughter, Mary Molter Cohen, and little has changed since Dolores’ dementia diagnosis. “She’s very outgoing,” Mary explains. “She’ll tell you she loves people. That’s why she had so many friends!” Dolores was born in 1931 and grew up on a farm with eight siblings in Brooklyn, Iowa. Dolores and her future husband, Joseph Molter, were set up on a date by friends, and the couple shared 47 years of wedded bliss together. They raised nine children on 5 acres in Pine Ridge, Florida, sustaining themselves with a bountiful garden and their Catholic faith. Dolores

“Mom picked it just by feeling the way we felt, but I knew it was the best place for us. We are so grateful for her being there, the peace of mind, the exceptional quality, and the love and the respect that they have,” Mary says. Of

never missed daily mass when she could drive, and her steadfast love of the Lord continues to give her strength. Today, Dolores has 23 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. When Dolores was 88 years old and living with dementia, the Molter family knew it was time to find a new home for her where she could receive the specialty care she needed. As luck would have it, Mary’s sister-in-law, Gina Licastro Molter, had a father who had been living at Memory Care of Naples for seven months. “Gina would often talk about how great the facility was,” Mary recalls.

Memory Care of Naples’ Director of Nursing, Mary says, “Rebecca and her entire staff have blown us away by their attentiveness and care.” Just weeks after moving into Memory Care of Naples in January 2020, Gina’s father passed away. The Molter family was impressed to see members of the Memory Care of Naples staff at the funeral.

In light of COVID-19, Mary and her family are having more phone calls to connect, and they now

visit in-person through the window. Despite the changes, Mary says she could tell her mom was safe and happy — her smile said it all. “It really is remarkable,” Mary says. “We just say all the time how fortunate we are that that’s where she is. There’s nobody who would have done it better.” Your family’s stories are why we are so passionate about the work we do. If you know someone who could benefit from our services, don’t keep our work a secret! Referrals are the best compliments you can give us. Direct them to our communities at MemoryCareAmerica.com or find us on Facebook.

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