My "special sister" on her 62nd birthday
Sunday, March 01, 2015
I am the guardian of my younger sister. She had meningitis as an infant . As a result, she was catergorized as "mildly mentally retarted." More kinder words are mentally challenged.
She lived with David (my husband) and I for 25 years and then I placed her in a group home.
I loved her group home and the staff until about a year ago when all started changing. I could no longer trust the staff for her mental well being. Her personal money was being abused as well as the daily interaction from the staff was lacking. It is a tough job and you have to have the heart for it to do your job well. It was no longer there with the staff.....which was constantly changing.
I removed her from that home and found one that I love. She is very happy there and is "thriving". I fell in love with the staff and her roommates. She already knew some of the nine care givers and 2 of the 3 ladies that she rooms with.
We celebrated her 62nd birthday at her new home with her new family.
David (my husband) Muriel (in the middle ...my sister) Me (right)
I absolutely LOVE her new home manager. She has been a manager to this group of ladies for 18 years. She has a beautiful heart.