Cincinnati Senior Home Care Employee Named a Good Samaritan

Apr 23, 2013, 10:00 ET from Family Bridges Home Care

CINCINNATI, April 23, 2013 PRNewswire/ -- When Edward Lindenschmidt was leaving the Ludlow Senior Activity Center Jan. 18, he suddenly found himself an impromptu emergency aid worker. Edward, a marketing representative from Family Bridges, a senior home care firm in Cincinnati, was visiting Ludlow senior center manager Carole Mariani. As he left the senior center, he found Betty Bickers, a regular visitor to the senior center, lying injured in the parking lot.

"I was scared really for her," Edward recalled. "I was worried she might be seriously hurt."

Betty doesn't remember exactly what happened, but she fell on her left side, banging her knee, scraping up her hand and hitting her head on the hard surface of the parking lot. She had a large gash on her forehead and – she later learned – a concussion. He helped Betty up and asked if she needed an ambulance. No ambulance, she said. So he put her in his car and drove her to the emergency room at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Covington.

"She didn't complain once" on the trip, Edward said.

When they arrived at the emergency room, Edward waited with Betty for more than an hour, until a friend of hers arrived to stay with Betty and take her home. Betty received eight stitches to close the wound on her forehead.

On Jan. 28, Betty, who lives in Covington, had returned to her daily routine at the senior center. Edward dropped by to check on her, bringing flowers and a "Get Wall" card from his office.

"I think he's pretty super," Betty said of Edward. "He was my guardian angel."

To contact Edward or learn more about Family Bridges Home Care services, visit them online at . Or contact them at (888) 900-0048.

Mike Garfunkel

SOURCE Family Bridges Home Care