Good evening Gang
Since we are talking about Moms, I am going to tell you how my mom is doing.
We lived with her for a year ( 2009 ). In two 2010 we put her in a nursing home, which is close to where my son lives. Now after being there almost two years her health is better than it has been in the past 5 years. Her memory has improved quite a bit and she is happier than she was in her own home. When she was home she did not understand where she was and wanted to leave and ( go home ).
Now I call everyday ( even if I am on a cruise ). my son goes to see her three times a week and my daughters go to see her fairly often as well.
The staff at the home love her and my Mom allways tell me how nice they treat her.
We have made friends with other people whose parents are at the home and gets all kids of goodies from those people.
We do go back to Ct. to visit when we can, but she says you can save your money and just give a call.
Of course with her dimentia, she does not have a sense of time and her short term memory is the not best, but the Doctors can't believe that is has improved instead of getting worse.
She is a very sweet lady and has worked hard all of her life. Now that she can only walk a few steps, she says that she is lucky not to have to do anything.