Monthly Archives: February 2014

Companions Keep Dad Active

This week dad is doing very well. On Monday he again had a visit from the companion who brings her husband. Dad enjoys having a male visitor, I think. His Tuesday companion took him to Happy Hour. There was only … Continue reading

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Dad’s Week

Last time I wrote, dad had a fat lip and puffy cheeks and I was a bit concerned about it.  Luckily after the nurse practitioner on call had prescribed antibiotics, antihistamines and an ice pack, dad made a fairly quick … Continue reading

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Dad Has a Fat Lip and Puffy Cheeks

When I talked to dad on Saturday afternoon, he sounded like I just woke him up. He said he had just finished talking on the phone to my brother. Even though dad sounded groggy, he knew what was going on … Continue reading

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Keeping Alcohol at an Assisted Living Facility

I was hoping things would calm down in dad’s Assisted Living Facility after the altercation I wrote about last week.  For now, that seems to have “blown over” and there aren’t any immediate changes that I can see. Because of the … Continue reading

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