Debbie Ianuzzi lost her liver many years ago, and the toll it’s taken on her body may not show in her bright smile and easy laugh, but it has slowed her down considerably. Though she received a liver transplant, she still relies on anti-rejection medicine to keep her alive. Unfortunately, the drugs that help her keep her liver healthy have damaged her kidneys, causing her to be hooked up to a dialysis machine three times a week for up to three hours a day. She credits Senior Friendship Centers with helping her regain her ability to remain independent and in her home.
Through Senior Friendship Centers’ case management program in DeSoto County, Debbie has a dedicated case manager who found her the help she needs at a very low cost. Many clients like Debbie need assistance with everyday activities, and services like food delivery, food preparation, bathing, cooking, Friendly Visitors and more help her stay in her home.