Good News! I Think?
By Morley Hunt
November 14, 2017 6:20am CST
Any Mylotters following my discussions knows some of the background to the ups and downs of helping with the care of my elderly (91 years old) father. After a long three months in the hospital, he was discharged two weeks ago. The program is called "Home First" with the goal being to get him a placement in long term care. The arrangements were less than ideal and we were informed that placement could take anywhere from a week to a year. His name was on the crisis list, so he was going to be given priority. This could be good, or bad. He might not get his first second or even first choice of placement, Yesterday the agency called! They had a bed available! A private room in the home that was his first choice. Thursday he is moving...he is ecstatic (for the moment)! I leave for eleven days of vacation. By the time I arrive home, I expect that the honeymoon will be over and he will realize that he hasn't arrived in the promised land. Hopefully we all get a week or two of respite from his nonstop complaining (aka, whining). It is a relief to know that he will be getting the care he needs....even if it's not the attention he wants.
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Glad he got the place he wants. My aunt is 93 and quite similar situation. And complaints. Once discharged from hospital then rehab, she had to take first bed available. But the bed in her first choice place opened up after a couple of months. Will the complaints lessen now that she has moved? I have my doubts.
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• Melbourne, Florida
I know what you are going through as I had the same thing with both parents. I lived the latter part of my life saying a favorite saying. This To Shall Pass. And it helped me a lot. Now they are both gone and I still use that saying when I have other situational.