A gentleman stopped in our office to tell us a story about his 96-year-old mom. She lives in an assisted living community in another state and he thought she would be miserable. They are a very large, Italian family and she is used to cooking and being the “hub” for everyone.
As we all know, Italian mothers know how to cook and cook extremely well and cook a LOT for a lot of people. She offered to fix a pasta dish one day and the staff obliged. Needless to say, everyone loved it and raved about how delicious it was.
Now, once a week she prepares dinner for the residents and staff, the residents come into the dining room a few at a time to enjoy her delicious dishes. Her son said she has never been so happy, and she’s 96 years old!
The community also made her grand marshal, so to speak, as she shows the “newbie’s” around the community.
Thinking they were doing the worst possible thing for their mother turned out to be the best! They can’t believe how much better she is doing. She is thriving and loving her life. These should be the BEST years of their lives and she is proof of how it should be.
Please don’t feel guilty about placing your loved one in an assisted living community, it could be the best decision ever made for both of you!
We at Assisted Living Made Simple work to ensure your loved one is placed in the perfect forever home where they will thrive just like this 96-year-old woman. We don’t want your loved one to ever move again and we want them to live the best years of their lives!