Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Yesterday, I spent 3 hours at the adult day care center to find out all the details about getting my parents to go there. It really is a great program with wonderful people. It's for 6 hours a day and anywhere from one to 7 days a week, your choice. They pick you up and bring you home which in Moms case is in the wheelchair. They get breakfast, a full lunch and a mid afternoon lite snack. Programs include lectures, bands and fun activities. They try to keep them busy all day but there is a TV and recliners. All of this for $75.00 per day!
When I presented it to my parents after, all they were interested in was how much and anything over $10. Per day was too much! There were programs for help but my parents are not eligible for most and the others they don't want to be bothered to applying for them.
I am so frustrated. They don't realize how close to going into a nursing home they are and how this would keep them in their own house longer. Yesterday, Dad left the frying pan on the stove, it caught fire and charred the kitchen ceiling! He was in the other room watching TV when Mom smelled smoke. It's such a sad situation.