Thursday, October 2nd
This time I'm sending out a big "Thank You" to my niece, Cheryl Gowen, for the beautiful greeting card I received from her and Wink this week. She's always been one of my favorites. I spent many weekends at their home with her mother and father, Gertrude (my sister) and Pete Fletcher.
Sometimes you just have to shake your head and say "What the heck!" Last week when Tracy arrived for our evening visit, she found me in wet clothing. Naturally, she assumed my toilet needs had been ignored, so she summoned an aide. Lo and Behold, a change of underwear was not required. Obviously, it had been ignored long enough for my outer clothing to be wet and, obviously, the aide who finally got around to taking care of me just put the wet outer clothing back on me. Can you imagine????????
This seems to be the appropriate time to pass along a Facebook address for you to research. And here's a thought: Someday, if you're lucky enough to live that long, you may find yourself in a similar situation to mine. All of you need to be thinking along the lines of how you'll spend your final years. In home costs will deplete a life savings and financial resources very quickly. Unless you have unlimited financial resources, when you can no longer be cared for at home (wheelchair bound in particular), you're probably going to be needing the services of a nursing home. It's probably going to take a lot of people a lot of years to get it right. Now's the time to begin working to improve the situation.
Here's a Facebook address for you: https://www.facebook.com/nursinghomecomplaints
Until you hear from me again, thanks for checking up on me. You are remembered with love.