Today we made some decisions, and we had a very hard thing to do. It's become increasingly difficult to provide 24/7 care for mom. We are exhausted. Tomorrow we are moving her to the memory care unit of the apartment community where she is living. We need the skilled care for her, and the alert nurses at night. So far we've been taking turns staying with her, and it usually means we don't sleep at all. I feel so guilty that we are turning her over to strangers to care for her, but in the next breath, I know we're no longer able to continue with no sleep. And this is skilled care. We know she will be in good hands.
The hardest thing we had to do was to tell mom that we are moving her once again. We pray she understands that we are only doing what we think is best for her. And we assured her that we will still be with her every day, but that we had to get our sleep to stay healthy so we could care for her, so that we were having the nurses care for her at night.
Thank you blogging friends for your thoughts and prayers. Please continue.