Admiral Malcolm Sinclair: Active Adult
Rear Admiral Malcolm Sinclair’s retirement truly was a complete change of course. After a career as a U.S. Naval officer for 38 years, which included three tours of duty at the Pentagon, he enrolled in law school at American University.
Upon his graduation, he practiced law as a public defender in the District for a short time, but soon he had problems with walking and balancing that were caused by an illness. He couldn’t drive anymore, and moving around was very difficult. He knew he couldn’t keep living in such a challenging state, but wanted to stay surrounded by his family and pets in his own home.
“I recognized my limitations,” said Admiral Sinclair, who lives in Great Falls, Va. “I think I have a pretty good attitude toward being helped.”
Ginny, his wife of 55 years, also needed assistance due to physical limitations and managing a children’s shop she owns. According to the Admiral, the decision to seek the services of Anova Senior Kare Inc. was simple. The wife of their pastor at The Episcopal Church of Great Falls recommended Anova Senior Kare with enthusiasm.
“Having our caregiver, Annette Little, for several mornings a week significantly lightened our workload, and reduced the stress of worrying about my being alone for my wife,” he said. “Annette provides pleasant company and assistance.”
Every day is different for the Sinclair’s and Annette. Anova Senior Kare Inc. usually assists with everyday activities such as companionship, light housekeeping, errands, transportation, meal planning and preparation, and safety assistance. Annette is currently helping Admiral Sinclair with his business tasks, and comes to his home about 16 hours each week.
“She is very helpful, and has got a wonderful personality,” he said. “We get along great.”