Yesterday we packed some things up for Mom. It was sad. I know I will never be able to go over there for lunch again.
We bought Mom a new comforter and she liked that. Put some more things in her room to make it "homey."
I washed Mom's face, put a little makeup on her, then we managed to talk her into seeing the place. She said all the people there are loony. Unfortunately they are more so in her unit as they require more care like she does. We took her to see the aviary and then the "town square" and chapel. The facility is quite pretty, but I am wondering about the care.
She doesn't like the food, and if they don't offer an option, she doesn't suggest it. I told her to go ahead and bitch if she needs something. The room they show you is perfect, then you get this
mattress that is awful, crummy food, unruly patients, etc. Things are never what they seem. Now she is saying the other nursing home had people in it that she knows.
Baby steps, ha! I am calling Hospice today. Mom has her good hearing aide and still can't hear. I don't know if it's the sound of the oxygen machine or if she needs her ears cleaned.
I slept a little better last night. Actually slept until 4am! That is almost 8 hours. I will take a nap sometime today, do my own laundry, put my summer sandals and shoes away. I will take baby steps too.
The good news or is it? I have a job interview on Monday. It would be for the same thing I am doing now only at the competitor's clinic. I wouldn't be parking my car next to Mom's apartment, I would be working three days a week and get benefits too. I just put it all in God's hands.