Moved My Aunt into an Assisted Living Facility Wow! Took a lot out Me But I'm soo Happy She Is Safe.

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pr glo
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   Posted 9/5/2008 8:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Everyone here I am again My Aunt is 70 years old and was diagnosed with Alzheimer in Jan 2008 As you all know this disease can progress slow or very fast and you never know what the day will bring with the different moods they get. Her disease has progressed quicker than I thought I finally Decided along with my Aunt's Doctor that she was unable to care for herself by herself and because she did not want to live with anyone and Because I work there was no one to care for her while I work I found her an Assisted Living Facility which is clean, bright the staff and other tenants are very nice, Nurses and Dr's are great and everyone is very attentive the place is Beautiful she fought me not wanting to go because she is unable to do her own cooking in the facility. and when we first went to see the place she loved it she has her own 1 room apartment but is assisted with cleaning, washing her clothes, Facility cooks her 3 meals per day as she can no longer cook for herself, Meds and she wears a medical monitor should she get hurt and need assistance there is a guard and nurse at the facility 24 hrs a day. I am soo Happy that I was able to get her into here because she can no longer do things she used to do such as pay her bills on her own forgot to pay them on time, cook she left stove on she was even getting to the point where she forgot to bathe and change her clothes daily and she was very aggresive because most importantly she kept forgetting to take her meds so that made everything worst. My Aunt still gets aggressive and every day is a struggle but Im glad she is safe. I hope and pray that she can maintain for a long while so that she can still enjoy somewhat of life. This whole experience thus far has been emotinally, Physically and mentally exhausting because I remember the Woman my Aunt once was and for me it is very difficult seeing her lose herself and see tha pain  and suffering she goes through as she does not want to lose her independence or herself its heartbreaking and she is very scared a lot of the time because she doesn't want to let go or forget anything. And I also thank God everyDay for giving me the Fortitude and Strength each day as being a CareTaker is a hard Job But I Love her Like my Mom and I will be with her till the end no matter what.  I just wanted to share some good as we always share the bad times. Thanks for listening. GodBless, PR Glo    

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   Posted 9/5/2008 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   
I know exactly what you are going thru. I just recently had to place my Gma in an assisted living center. She lived with me for 4 years and her dementia and health declined so rapidly that the Gma that I once knew was gone. She seems to have settled in and is doing well there. They take real good care of her and she has even made some friends. Before she was very lonely, even though she had me, my hubby and my 2 kids she didn't have any friends of her own because she pretty much became a shut in. It is not only hard on the person who has the dementia but hard on their loved ones as well. This is a very unfair condition to have! It robs us of the ones we love so dearly. I am glad that you were able to find a nice place to place your aunt. That is the most important thing I think! Some places just don't care for the elderly like they should.
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   Posted 9/6/2008 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning,

I think you both made very wise choices.  We have an Alzheimer's unit in our Assited Living/Nursing Home complex.  It is a wonderful area and some of the rooms are 2 room apartments so a spouse may live with their husband or wife. They have constant supervision and it was built to be like a home.  They have a kitchen and living room area.  They have memory boxes on the walls and the residents can walk around and stop and look at the boxes.

I wish there were more of these faciilties for people with this disease.  We have a chapel where services are held everyday.

I guess our town is fortunate to have such a special facility.

Bless you both

Kitt


 

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   Posted 9/17/2008 4:20 AM (GMT -7)   
THere are so many beautiful homes and places we can put our loved ones into
I only suggest to all to check them out thoughly as I know you both would have

Thanks lil sis

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   Posted 3/19/2009 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Pro Glo
Just doing a check in on how things are going with your Aunty and you

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   Posted 3/19/2009 4:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I jusy hope we are that lucky if & when I need to go to a new home.......
SnowyLynne


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   Posted 3/23/2009 9:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Snowy
You will not go to a home sweetie
Come live with me
I can take care of you..........


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