Tag Archives: Companion

Dad’s Heart Attack

Dad’s Heart Attack The last time I wrote that dad had just had a heart attack. In this post, I will tell about the events at that time. I had arranged for some companions to visit dad 4 days a … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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