My mom’s 10 Day Care Conference, which was really 12 days, went well. They love her there. Mom is upbeat and happy and she still hugs everyone. She enjoys helping with chores and is able to remain focused long enough to finish small jobs. Mom is sleeping and eating well and enjoys spending time with the other ladies.
Mom needs help bathing, dressing, grooming, and oral hygiene. She needs direction with pajamas and getting to bed. While mom is sleeping, the clothes she just wore are taken to the laundry or she’ll wear them again. Someone needs to show her where the bathroom is — every day.
Mom uses her maiden name now and identifies as her younger self. (If you’re thinking about sending mail, addressing it to Ruth Hall would make more sense to mom.) Mom hasn’t asked about going home. And she didn’t acknowledge my father when he was there today.
It’s amazing how quickly and easily she let go of her previous life and settled into her new home — which tells me she is much further along than any of us realized.
She is happy and settled which is such a relief.
Mom is only 74, but she is home.