I've written in this blog about my dad's dementia. About a year ago, mom and dad moved to a retirement community so dad could get extra care when the time came.
That time came today. He moved from independent living with my mom to a room by himself, where a nurse will bathe him, help him dress, and dispense his medication, instead of my
No one rejoiced at this event, and, in fact, dad shed tears. For now, he seems to feel abandoned, worried he won't see his family again.
But I'm happy to report that mom will still live at the facility, visit and share meals with them, but they won't share a room.
As for me, I can walk there to see him, and my sister can take a short drive to see him.
The move just happened. Next comes adjusting to the new normal.