Posted 7/30/2008 12:45 PM (GMT -7)
Thanks Lyn :) We signed her up for assisted living in a very nice small family owned center. It only has 20 patients in there with a wide array of services including laundry service, med dispensing, social interaction, frequent checks, her family doc is the resident doc there and they will help her with anything because of her blindness. It is on one floor and has a wide, flat floor plan. She will have her own room in which we can bring in her personal belongings and some furniture. It has a window that looks out into a garden but there is fences around the area near the windows for security as well as secured doors which chime if touched. She can even stay there until her end of days because they offer hospice care too. They even have an inner courtyard where they can go to look at the flowers and sit outside. I feel very confident she will do well here even though she is scared. I have been reassuring her that she will like it there and no I am not just dumping her off. That I intend to see her still about twice a week, bring her home for the holiday dinners, take her shopping, go out to lunch or whatnot.
Yes, it breaks my heart but I know that this is the right thing to do not only for her but myself as well.