Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I'm Really Beginning to Hate Wednesdays

I spoke to Dad this morning and we've come to the decision that Mom will go to a nursing home for intermediate care.

I hate nursing homes. They seem so lonely. And sad. And I really hate the thought of my mother being there.

However, I know that she will get therapy she needs and constant care without draining my father physically. Dad is going to make the arrangements today at a facility across the street from the hospital. In my heart, I know that family and friends have spent time there and thrived. And her doctor works there three days a week.

Can you tell that I'm trying to cheer myself up?

1 comment:

MileHighBaker said...

Sorry you've had to confront this difficult decision. If you feel she will get good care there, then think about how it means your dad's time with her can be of greater quality, and his own quality of life can be maintained (health, mental, etc.). Here's hoping things go better than even hoped for.