As most of you know, I am in Phoenix trying to arrange for my mom's future care after she fell and broke her hip. This is my second week here.
Things finally appear to be shaping up.
Many people wanted me to put her in a group home and she sort of liked that idea as she is afraid of being left alone. However, my wife who is a director of social services in an LA retirement community thought assisted living would be better as did my mother's former caretaker who retired from my mom's caretaking at home a few months ago. She thought assisted living would be better also. Also, the head of social services at the skilled nursing center where she is staying now agreed.
In the meantime, I have been visiting various group homes and assisted living facilities, and well as doing my most pleasurable activity--taking care of my mother's very, very friendly cat, Purrs, who lives up to his name.
It appears that we are on the verge of an even better care solution, which might be to have my mom return home when she is better able to weight bare with live in help.