Category Archives: Companionship

Dad and the Lady Friend – Continued…

After staying away from dad’s ALF for almost a week because of the quarantine due to the GI bug,  I returned this week.  Dad was glad to see me, but still a bit glum. I brought him some new slippers … Continue reading

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Follow Up on Dad and his Lady Friend

Previously I wrote about dad’s desire to see his former Lady Friend in “Should Dad Visit Former Lady Friend with Memory Problems?”  I spoke with the director about this question and we decided he should see her during another activity.  … Continue reading

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Should Dad Visit former Lady Friend with Memory Problems?

I hope you all had a very nice Thanksgiving yesterday. When I visited dad for Thanksgiving he was dressed up and sitting in the lounge.  We went back to his room and talked for awhile.  He asked about Mary, the … Continue reading

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Dad and His Lady Friends

When dad first moved into his current assisted living facility (ALF) community after mom passed away, he isolated himself in his room.  Almost 2 years ago, he was just starting to be more social by sitting in the television lounge when he became … Continue reading

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Dad, His Lady Friend, and Grieving for Mom

Sunday when I saw dad, my son and grandson were there also.  My grandson was quiet to begin with as he had gotten up at 6 AM and was sleepy by the time we were all with dad.  Still, after … Continue reading

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Sexual Behaviors in an Assisted Living Facility

Yesterday I wrote about how dad got in trouble over the weekend by shouting and cursing at his medical aide when she told him he could not make out with his lady friend on the sofa in the lounge. This … Continue reading

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Dad and his Lady Friend

I received an email from one of dad’s companions. When she visited him, he was in the lounge sitting with Mary, his Lady Friend and they were holding hands. He seemed happy and introduced his companion to Mary. Since the … Continue reading

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An Incident Report – Assisted Living

I believe an Assisted Living Facility has to contact the resident’s family each time there is an official “incident”.  I am not sure of the definition of an incident, but two have been reported to me in the past month! … Continue reading

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Another Day in Dad’s Life in Assisted Living

Yesterday I visited dad again and he was in his Lazy Boy chair in his room, as he had been so many times before.  Yet, I was surprised because during recent visits he has been in the television lounge.  And the … Continue reading

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