From My Desk: 08/13/21

This may be the longest I’ve been away. I have been working on placing my dad in an appropriate situation!

A week and a half ago my dad went to the emergency room. It was a hernia. They admitted him but it took a few days for them to say they would NOT do surgery. Luckily, the night in the ER, the ER doc had “put back” the hernia so my father was not in much pain after that. Anyhow, I have been considering a memory care unit or something safe for my father as his care needs are increasing and I am not really equipped. So finally he was sent to a nursing home for a few days. This was not going to be suitable as he really needs to be up and about and active, not lying in a hospital bed all day long. I was lucky to find the Grand Villa of St. Petersburg.

The Grand Villa of St. Petersburg is an Assisted Living Community with a Memory care unit. The place is clean and beautiful. On the memory care floor, all of the residents are taken every day of the week onto what they call the recreation floor. Here they can do anything from nap to watch tv to participate in crafts and other entertainment. There are so many things going on all day. My father will really benefit from a place like this as he was always so social!

Check out some photos here:

Now that David and I have moved him in and he is stable I will be back to my writing. I hope I get back into the groove quickly! I’m sure with all of friends here and all the encouragement I always get, it will be easy!

David and I have also decided we will get married on September 18th! Woo Hoo! Details to come….

Thank you for continuing to follow me and to participate in my writing and in my Tuesday challenge. I look forward to reading everyone’s work which I have missed so much!

Peace to you all!

11 thoughts on “From My Desk: 08/13/21

  1. Congratulations on finding a good spot for your Dad. I went through similar situation with my Mom but she had Alzheimers and needed less “structure” and more “comfort” so nursing home worked perfectly for her – that was many years ago though. We want the best for our family members when the time comes for them to move from “home” to “help”. Also congratulations on your wedding plans – that’s lovely. Hope you will be “forever happy”.


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    1. Thanks Pam. I have gotten some slack from my sister that he is “left alone unsupervised” but honestly I think that is good for him. He isn’t really unsupervised at all, just not under someones eye every moment. I am happy with the placement and feel that there isn’t going to be one place that is 100% perfect for anyone.

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      1. No there really isn’t….and the other thing is that while he’s able to be relatively unsupervised now, when and if that changes, the people where he is recognize that and adjust their supervision level to suit. It’s what they do and they keep us informed. I had a family member who just didn’t “get” what this kind of care is all about and hopefully she WILL in time “get it”………. 🙂

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      2. Thanks for the reassurance! I actually got a call this morning from the physical therapist and he will be getting PT and OT which I am sure will be of better quality than at a typical nursing home. They want to keep him active…it ensures the residency! Lol.

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