We got an early start as we knew it would be long day for us. My wife especially gets tired easily. She has COPD which is probably responsible for her tiring easily. The trip over was uneventful. There had been lots of rain, however we only ran into a few showers. The first thing we did upon arriving was to fill up the empty bird feeders.
Only one person had signed in as a visitor when I signed in.
Bad winds had cause a roof to leak and they were cleaning up in a hallway and the day room. My older aunt was in the hall by the nursing stand and was about half way asleep. My younger aunt was in the cafeteria waiting for the morning devotional which would start soon. The devotional was to be held there as the dayroom was being cleaned up. I told her she could stay for the devotional and we would do some running around and come back. She said she did not want to eat out this week.
My wife and I went to the younger aunt’s room to see what she might need. We passed several residents in the hall we had come to know during out visits there. It is always a surprise to see how pleased they are to have someone speak and take a few seconds to pass the time of day with them. A few of them hugged my wife’s neck.
I took a photo of the view from my younger aunt’s window. The view is the bird feeders we had put there along with a few birds feeding. I posted the photo a short while ago. There were several sparrows feeding. While I was doing this my wife went to my older sister’s room to see if she needed more cloths or anything else.
We did our shopping at two stores, getting candy for my aunt at one of them and a few groceries for us at the other.
We then made fifty mile round trip journey to the Medicaid office. I had received a letter from the Medicaid office a few days ago stating that my younger aunt would come off of Medicaid at the end of the month because she had too much money. I checked with the nursing home office to obtain the amount of money she had there and then located the last three bank statements which showed she did not have to much money. I took these to the Medicaid office.
On the way back to the nursing home we picked up hamburgers and onion rings. Everyone enjoy a pleasant conversation and meal at the home. On the way back we stopped at the private little cemetery I wrote about last week that everyone was so interested in. I took some photos and found out just enough to make me even more curious. Sometimes soon I’ll share the information and explain why I’m more curious now than before.
It is wonderful seeing the pleasure residents of nursing homes have when they have visitors. Sometimes just a few minutes of our time makes us feel great and brings happiness to others. You would be surprised at the joy you and nursing home residents would feel if you would visit them. There are nursing homes close to almost everyone. Take a little time and make someone else happy.
When you are putting on your shoes and socks, be sure to put the socks on first. It is hard getting a sock on over a shoe.