Monthly Archives: January 2014

An Altercation Involving Dad

Over a year ago, I wrote about an “incident” in which dad was challenged and ended up punching out at another resident in his facility. These incidents have to be tracked and reported to the state. In that case, dad … Continue reading

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Vacation Mode — While Dad Thrives at Home

My planning throughout December and early January seems to have paid off. Everything is running smoothly for dad since I left home last week. Although I tend to worry a lot ahead of time, it all worked out.  I worried that … Continue reading

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Planning and re-planning for a little getaway

Before I go south each year, I arrange for 3 companions to visit dad in his Assisted Living Facility.  They are not responsible for specific care tasks, but rather they are to be my eyes and ears to make sure … Continue reading

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