embarrassing and heartbreaking time at the nursing home....
Saturday, January 26, 2013
I finally felt decent enough to go visit dad today and this is the first time seeing the new rehab place NOT IMPRESSED! It has over 300 patients in it and omg my heart was breaking as we took dad for a walk thru the halls.
Little old people sitting by their doorways waiting for someone to pass by and wave hello too it was so heart breaking... You can tell the ones that don't have family that visit them cause they are starved for attention, I almost felt like I was at Briar Cliff ( a fictional home on TV show American Horror). This facility is over 100 years over and it just felt creepy and of course as we're walking down the hall we see a empty body bag and by the time we walk back it's got a body in it (may that poor soul rest in peace).
My dad was happy to see me and a little bit after we got there they took him for Occupational Therapy, so we got to watch him do therapy. The therapist was very nice and I thought a little more aggressive then I thought they'd be which will get him out of there sooner. I felt so bad for my dad cause as he went to get up for like the 4th time his pants fell down and he was exposed I know I felt embarrassed and I can only imagine how he felt as I quickly turned my head away and my husband helped the female therapist help him with his pants. I'm just glad my son wasn't there to see that I know he'd of felt even more embarrassed if it had happened in front of my son.
Passing thru the halls we found a nice sitting room and we saw a few patients that really weren't all there which was sad to see. One little old lady kept saying I don't know what to do ( I guess she says that all the time, constantly) so my husband said oh just sit there and enjoy the view, she said to him Oh boy I know what to do for you hahaha she said it in a naughty type of manner and my husband says to me as we got further down the aisle see babe I still got it hahahaha I said ya she was flirting with you hahahahaha.
I asked my dad if he wanted me to get him into another facility but he said they're all the same, I just didn't like this place at all.
My husband said that the nurses and cna's were nicer yesterday today they weren't that great, he shares a small room with 3 others and when we went there he was just sitting in a room alone with his oxygen, but it was nice to see him all dressed up and he did look clean... I had to do a lot of walking in there which was painful for me cause of this cold weather at least it's a little warmer today (a whole 5 degrees ) , just glad I got to see my dad .