Monday, March 14, 2016

New Home for Dad

My sister in-law visited us last Wednesday informing us that she  is going to put  Dad in a home as  it is getting  harder  for her to take care of him.  I applaud her for doing it for several  months but I know that eventually her body will give up as  she is not getting any younger and Dad is getting weaker so moving him around is hard.  John suggested to put Dad in a home  earlier but  they thought that putting Dad in a home  is like abandoning him. 
This is where Dad lives now, it is called Woodland  Hills Manor.  He was moved there last Friday.
The place was nice.  The employees seems friendly although we didn't talk to anyone.  Dad was sitting in the lounge area when we arrived.  He didn't  know who we were but he was sure happy to  have visitors.  
It was my first time visiting a  nursing home and I feel overwhelmed with sadness.  However, I would consider working in a nursing home if given a chance.  I think working with old folks is rewarding.
We will see you again this weekend Dad.