The Renaissance . . .
Moving to THE RENAISSANCE in Olmsted Falls .
A phone call from Jennings Place comes with a message I have been dreading. They feel Mom is no longer suitable for the Assisted Living Level of Care. They feel it's time for Nursing Home placement.
This news does not come as a big surprise. I've been expecting it for some time. Mom now requires total care. The Jennings group has a Nursing Home one block away from where I live so that will make visiting much more convenient. She'll have the same primary physician who knows her well. So I started making arrangements for her move which took place on Oct. 30th. Fortunately, Carol's condo is almost done so Mom's furniture was moved over there.
The name of the Nursing Home is: The Renaissance. It's a fairly new facility and Mom's room is very large and bright with a beautiful view of a golf course out her window.
She's tolerated the move very well. No real setback that I can see. She still eats like a truck driver. The biggest difference is she's in a wheelchair now. I don't have any pictures to post as yet but hope to have some soon. It will soon be 10 years (April 1994 to April 2004) since we've started down Alzheimer Alley and our adventure goes on . . . and on . . .
March 2004 - The latest wrinkle.
Another dreaded call from Jennings Place. This time it's about my sister. She's not longer suitable for the Assisted Level of Care and she also needs to be in a Nursing Home. So, my sister now lives at the Renaissance too! She has osteoporosis and Parkinson's Disease and can no longer take care of herself. She's on the 3rd floor and Mom's on the 2nd. It's nice to have them in the same facility but visiting both makes me very sad!
May 31st, 2004
Mom's 93rd Birthday!
No pictures for this one! Mom no longer wears her wig so I'm thinking she would probably not want a picture posted. Got her a jacket from Cracker Barrel which is traditionally what I do. I think she likes it!
At 5 a.m. this morning, my Mom broke the chains the bound her to this sweet earth, waived 'good-bye' to Alzheimer's and made her way up to her new home in Heaven. Good-bye, sweet Lady. My world will be a much sadder place with out you!
At 11:45 p.m. my sister joined my Mom up in Heaven. At last, the journey is over for her too!