Tag Archives: assisted living facility

Catching Up on Paperwork

It is snowing again up North. I am, thankfully, in the south. However, dad and my family are all up north. In a few weeks I will have to go there myself, and I sure hope the snow is gone … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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Another Epidemic at Dad’s Assisted Living Facility

When I visited dad last week there were signs at the door stating that there was a gastrointestinal illness that was going through the facility and that residents were confined to their rooms. I went to dad’s room and he seemed … Continue reading

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