MOUNT VERNON — Dealing with individuals suffering with Alzheimer’s and other dementias on a daily basis can be a daunting prospect, and many families have had to look to nursing homes to provide the necessary care to their loved ones.
One of the dedicated caregivers at Country Court Nursing Center is Christopher Korns. Always upbeat, gentle and kind when working with the residents, the 21-year-old Korns first experienced the effects of Alzheimer’s when his grandmother was afflicted with the ailment. He was just 14 or 15 years old at the time, and helped care for his grandmother until she passed away.
That background, plus the encouragement of a friend who is a nurse’s aide, prompted Korns to attend Touch of Grace and become a state-tested nurse’s aide. He currently helps care for about a dozen patients.
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