Tuesday, January 13, 2009
All Call for help.....or maybe just advice!
This is my mama. She lives in a beautiful assisted living facility and has her own two bedroom apartment with her own furniture so it is just like home. She's lived there for 4 years and has been so happy.
Her level of care has gone from needing a little help (which the CNA's that work there can provide) to needing help with most things (which is beyond the scope of their care).
She currently has around the clock caregivers, but it is draining her financially and at the rate she is spending money for care, she will only be able to live there about 1 more year.
We hope to find someone who is willing to live in and would have their own bedroom and all meals free and a small salary.
What I'm asking all of you, is have any of you been in this situation and what did you do to take care of your parent?
We have considered moving her in with one of us, but she would be so unhappy and none of us could care for her fulltime.
Her mind is very sharp, she has a wonderful sense of humor; her body is just deserting her. The cartilege in her shoulders is basically gone and her legs are weak. She walks only short distances now.
Any advice would be so appreciated along with your prayers for wisdom on the part of her children!