Things turn on a dime around here. The nursing home sent someone to do Dad's assessment this morning. I was thrilled to hear that he can be placed in the Assisted Living area - he'll get help with bathing and dressing and taking care of other basic needs. Their insurance will cover 100%! All good right? Not so fast...
The nursing home employee hadn't even made it to her car in the parking lot before my Mom called me back to the bedroom. On the edge of tears, she told me she wanted to cancel the whole thing. She said she feels like she can continue to take care of him.
As it stands now, I've canceled on the nursing home, and on the movers who were going to help us. I've been in close contact with my brother, who lives out of state. He's going to talk with my Mom tonight about the possibility of her moving to the nursing home, too. They could live in an apartment there together, with my Dad getting the extra care he needs. Not so sure how well that will go over with her.
Anyway, I am emotionally drained. Hubby says it's a good thing I like rollercoasters.
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