Meet Hilda Kouyoumjian,
One of The 50 Faces of NewBridge
The late Hilda Kouyoumjian first experienced the strength of NewBridge in 1998 while caring for her husband, who had Alzheimer’s disease and sometimes wandered from their Pequannock Township home.
“I was overwhelmed and I needed help,” recalled Kouyoumjian, 89. NewBridge SAIL (Senior Assistance for Independent Living), a free program for seniors in Morris and Passaic counties, eased the burden. NewBridge staff tapped local programs to arrange for home-delivered food, transportation and health aides, put Kouyoumjian in touch with an elder care attorney, and connected her with a provider of free home repairs.
After her husband died, Kouyoumjian feared she wouldn’t be able to stay in her beloved home, but NewBridge saw to it that she could. After each of her many hospitalizations, NewBridge assessed her needs and helped to get services in place.
“After heart attacks, broken bones, breathing problems – you name it, NewBridge has been there to help me,” said Kouyoumjian, who was seen regularly by NewBridge’s advanced practice nurse.
I believe in NewBridge because….you can always go to them and they will get you what you need.