04-28-2006, 11:10 PM
Community Rank: Legend
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Indiana , USA
Concierge Level: 7
The things we dread the most
are sometimes the best things for us.
Grandma (mom's mom) has always DREADED being in any sort of adult care facility (nursing home, etc.) She and Mom live together and Grandma has been getting progressively worse (alzheimers, takes too many of her pills or not enough, a couple of weeks ago she fell and spent the night on the floor until Mom got home from work - night shift at the hospital)
So, Sis and I tell Mom that Grandma HAS to go to adult day care, or a home, period, no arguing (she wasn't going to either, she agreed) We all decided this had to be done no matter what Grandma said.
Well, she started Adult Day Care at a retirement community this week. She will go 2 days a week, and Mom will have an in home nurse on the NIGHT Mom works. Grandma was lucid today, and actually said she likes the day care (better than sitting around at home and doing nothing).
Now, if I can just get a Grand-daughter's Day (they do have that, don't they) craft item with Love, Grandma on it, I'll be thrilled.