15 May

So we showed my mother the nursing home for which after 21 months she had finally come to the top of the waiting list. And she said NO! Eventually she agreed. But her change of heart came only after many harsh words were hurled in all directions and cooler heads were called in for support.  There is no doubt change is especially difficult for the elderly. However, anyone who knows my mother can confirm she has been difficult to deal with long before tangles and plaques started making a home in her brain. The dementia has only added another element of diffculty.

Despite my mom’s upset about the lack of closet space or spa, the home appears to  be well run. It is definitely one of the nicer ones I have seen over the years.  It’s fairly new and doesn’t have the institutional feel of many of these facilities. Most importantly, my mother is finally going to be living where she can get the care she needs. I was really happy to find out they are already looking into putting her on oxygen and getting her a wheelchair.

So we have made progress.  Yesterday I gave notice that my mother would be vacating her suite at the retirement home.  Today my brother and I signed the papers and met with the staff at the long term care home. Lea, my favorite caregiver, is packing the essentials and will escort my mother to her new home. Moving day is tomorrow!

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One Response to “Progress”

  1. Janine Vincent May 15, 2013 at 8:19 pm #

    Wow Judy, what an experience for your Mother and family. It is so difficult, so many emotions yet equally important practicalities. Best wishes for a smooth transition.

    Janine Vincent

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