Helen's Most Recent Picture

Helen's Most Recent Picture
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

New (temporary) Home

Prayers were answered today when the insurance company came to their senses and agreed that mom could go to Mt Carmel Med Center(West) for rehabilitation. Therefore, after everything got finalized this afternoon, Deb and I loaded up mom and I transported her to her new (temporary) home. The RN in charge of her floor met us at the entrance to wheel her up and provided a tour. Deb and I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER with what we discovered. They appear to be an incredible staff and this seems to be the perfect place at this stage. Thursday (and future days) will bring a lot of work for mom but more so tomorrow because of all of the assessments they need to do on her. In a nutshell, tomorrow's day looks something like this:
  • 7:30 - 8:30 Occupational Therapy (OT) working on dressing
  • 8:30 - 9:00 Breakfast
  • 9:00 - 9:30 Recreational Therapy (TR) (yes, for some reason it is TR instead of RT)
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Physical Therapy (PT)
  • noon - 1:00 Lunch
  • 1:30 - 2:00 Audiology
  • 2:00 - 3:00 Speech Therapy (ST)
  • 5:00 - 6:00 Dinner
Future days will be similar. Family and friends are welcome to visit anytime. However, my preference is that the best time for friends to visit would be at dinner time or evenings after dinner. But if you are in the neighborhood (and trust me...it really is the 'hood') you are welcome to stop during the day but keep in mind that your visit may be cut short due to the therapy activities that are so necessary for mom to be participating in at this time.

Her room is 770 in the West Entrance (as opposed to the East or Main Entrance). She has a nice roommate who ironically enuf is from Sunbury and has played bridge with Aunt Betty and Uncle Carl in the past.

Thanks again for all of your thoughts and prayers. I'm not much of a blogger but wanted to share this great news about mom's new (temporary) home...

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like this is THE perfect place for her to be as it is a peaceful and hectic schedule just like her life has always been! Cannot wait to see the "new Aunt Helen" as she progresses! Thanks for the update!


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