Monday, September 15, 2008

An Update on Mom

Today was a busy day. First we visited a new assisted living/memory care facility for an hour and a half. We feel that if this facility will accept Mom, it will be a good fit. It's a small facility and is very home-like. The staff really cares about the residents. Then we went to see Mom at the hospital. The patients were watching "Grumpy Old Men" and Mom was laughing at some of the antics. She has been so happy to see us all and there hasn't really been any confusion about who is whom. She has been very tearful though and when she gets angry they have been 'medicating' her. She seems very subdued when we visit her. I can't wait to get her out of there. Pray that the new facility accepts her.

We talked to the social worker at the hospital. Mom's care team had a meeting today. They seemed to think that Mom would do well at an assisted living/memory care facility. It was sort of a relief to hear this as we have been very concerned that Mom might end up in a nursing home. Again, we have our fingers crossed that she will be accepted at this new facility.

5 comments:

J said...

Still keeping you and yours in my thoughts

~Betsy said...

Hugs and prayers, Robyn. Stay strong, friend.

Lily said...

It's a difficult one, the medication question, isn't it? There's the worry that patients are being medicated to make them easier to manage for the staff but then again, is it possible that your mum is less stressed by not feeling angry a lot of the time?

nancy said...

keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Annie said...

I've said it before, but I'm very glad your sister is there. Hugs!