Category Archives: Assisted Living Facility

Dad’s Thermostat

I have been working with dad’s ALF for a few months to get dad’s heating straightened out. Finally they had the maintenance man take a look at dad’s heater.  He found it was switched to “heat pump” instead of “heat” and … Continue reading

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Geriatric Care Manager Lifts a Weight off my Back

Thursday I met with the Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) that I had met with in July 2012. See “Meeting the Geriatric Case Manager” for a description of when I met with the Geriatric Care Manager the first time.  At that time she … Continue reading

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Today

Today I visited dad as usual for a Sunday morning.  Dad was not in the lounge where he usually is.  Instead I went to his room and I found him almost asleep in his chair.  He asked what was new … Continue reading

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Assisted Living Trials and Tribulations

Recently dad was seen by the NP from his physician’s office who diagnosed the lump in his arm as a sebaceous cyst.  She will check it again in 3 months. In the meantime the aides are to continue to follow … Continue reading

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Mini Update On Dad’s Health

I called dad’s ALF this afternoon as I had not received any word about his blood test results.  Was I ever surprised when the nurse said “What blood test?”  She thought I was referring to the one from over a … Continue reading

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Dad’s Medical Issues May be Coming to a Head

Things have been busy for me and for dad, so I have neglected to update you all here.  Basically after dad’s urology appointment, I waited several days without hearing the results of his urine culture.  I finally called his office … Continue reading

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Dad’s Medical Appointment

This week I had to take dad to his urologist for a medical checkup. He only needs to go annually to make sure everything is still OK following the prostate cancer he had many years ago. Because of my own … Continue reading

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