Sunday, December 30, 2007

Oh, I almost forgot the scary!

I guess that's because it turned out to be not all that scary after all.....Praise God!

My mama lives in an assisted living center....which means she has her own two bedroom apartment with her own furniture so it is just like home, but not..:) She has been so happy there for the last few years.

During this past year, she has had more physical problems, especially with her shoulders, which makes getting around hard on her. Then she had that bad fall and since returning to her home, she has had to have round the clock sitters. This has been such an awful eye opener! If any of you need a job and want to make pretty good money, be a CNA and do private sitting! The ladies that sit are wonderful, but mama is paying a LOT of rent, plus a LOT of money per week for the sitters.

Now for the scary part. I know you're thinking that was scary enough thinking about all that money draining out of her account that needs to fund her for life! We were called for a meeting with the head nurse, 2 facility nurses and one of mama's sitters. Of course, I got all crazy, thinking they were going to tell us she had to move. But as it turned out, they were just making sure they (and we) are doing everything to help mama get better so that she won't have to continue having round the clock sitters.

Of course, as you can imagine, she HATES having people in her house all the time. She is used to her privacy and likes it! But for now, we don't know what else to do to keep her safe and able to continue to live there.

I feel like this has been the most rambling post I've ever written.

I can't believe tomorrow is the last day of the year 2007! I'm looking for a great 2008.


He Knows My Name said...

nancy, i have a mom who is 87 and my dad 88 just went home. it is so hard to see them get old, isn't it.

i just stopped by to wish you a Happy New Year and many blessings in 2008.

~janel (send michigan some warm breezes please) :)

Tonja said...

I hope that 2008 is full of fun, good news, health and healing for you and yours. God bless you all.

Dawn said...

My in-laws moved to senior apartments and lived there for about 5 years before we moved them into assisted living in the same facility - just before he had to go to the nursing home, where he only stayed a few days before he went home to Jesus. She stayed in the apartment, but worried every single day about the cost. She just yesterday moved in with her daughter and SIL. We're trusting it will be good for all of them. It's hard, isn't it??