“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”
How many of you have a family member in a nursing home or an assisted living facility? It can be frustrating, and heart-wrenching. It is our new normal! I have not seen my mother-in-law since the beginning of this pandemic. She has Alzheimer’s and I am worried about this crisis furthering her condition. My fear is when this is over she will not know us.
Ma lives in memory care, her condition is at the beginning stages, she still knows us and she is well-loved by the staff and the residents.
Fast forward to today. My husband and I decided to pay a visit and we are well aware that we can not visit due to the pandemic. I realize it is for the safety of the residents as well as ours, but I miss her deeply!
Upon arrival, at the entrance, we saw a sign that read, “Heroes Work Here!,” it struck my heart and the reality of it all was extremely real!
We drove toward the back of the parking lot by the outer glass door by the activity room and as we looked inside, there was Ma and she immediately spotted us. One of the nurse’s aides assisted her and the happiness on my mother-in-law’s face was well worth it.
We visited for 15 minutes but it is a memory that will stay with me for as long as I live!