Monday, April 01, 2013
My MIL is in the nursing home full time now. She wants to be gone from there but we can't do it. She is sliding into dementia at times and she can't walk or stand by herself now. Yesterday, we took her to brunch at our Yacht Club. When we got to the nursing home to pick her up, she was at a church service in the dining room. It was 6 members from a church whose members are primarily african americans and they were having an alter call of sorts. MIL was extremely moved and had tears in her eyes. WE felt so blessed to see her that way and she couldn't stop talking about it. I am going to make sure that she goes to every church service they have there. If it gives her that much comfort.
The are discontinuing most of her physical therapy as she has progressed as far as she can go. They will continue to monitor her and increase as necessary.
Our task is to make sure she is entertained and kept busy. She is now officially out of money and we have been applying for medicaid. That is interesting. I guess when you think about it, living to be almost 94 years old on your own money and supporting yourself is not a bad thing.