The Sunday Family Visit at an Assisted Living Facility.
Another Sunday Family Visit at the Assisted Living Facility.
This article, written by a fellow blogger, is beautifully descriptive and paints a clear picture – not just of the visual scene – but also of the emotions that exist in those who step into the world of their loved one with Alzheimer’s and other dementia.
The two poignant themes that resonate with me are: the development of resident boyfriend/girlfriend relationships within a memory care community; and the wonderful interaction between a great-grandson and his great-grandpa with cognitive difficulties.
I honor this blog author and her family for choosing to integrate a youngster into what could be a scary or challenging environment for a child. One of my articles, “Alzheimer’s Heartache: young family members adjusting to a grandparent or parent with dementia,” addresses the difficulties that families oftentimes experience in long-term care (LTC) settings. I can see that this family already figured out how to soften the hard edges to make the visiting experience beneficial to all.
3 thoughts on “The Sunday Family Visit at an Assisted Living Facility.”
October 29, 2012 at 11:49 am
I’m pleased to hear it made you happy. I do enjoy being with dad and my son and grandson every week. 🙂
October 29, 2012 at 10:08 am
Thank you, Irene, for linking to my post.
October 29, 2012 at 10:13 am
There was just something about your article that filled my morning with happiness because of a) how you described the experience; and b) how beautifully you are handling the situation. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us.