I found the move from one floor to another to be more difficult than moving from one facility to another. Even though I was better rested this time, the move was still a chore.
The temperatures were still very hot at over 30 degrees celsius so that made errands and moving rather draining. Thankfully the residence has fairly good air conditioning. Even at that it was even too warm indoors at times. Just imagine what it would be like without air conditioning!
I spent the first day moving from one floor to another and unpacking and putting most of the clothing and personal items away. The next day I concentrated on arranging things according to mother's specifications; hanging more photos and making lists of everything that needed to be purchased. Today was devoted to a Care Conference with all the staff, completing a number of forms and settling financial accounts as well as following up on medical supplies which are still outstanding.
The good news is that I had more thinking time to complete forms, make enquiries, make phone calls, meet people, tour more of the facility, make lists and purchase things for mom. I also had a bit of time for my own personal business and got to take mom for a very short walk. We didn't stay too long outside due to the excessive heat.
It is always difficult to leave mom because I cannot visit her as often as I would like. But it is also good to get home. The facility was having a special event tonight so it made it easier to say goodbye knowing that she had something to occupy her mind tonight before sleep. I hope to visit her again in about 6 weeks.
|Sunset on the freeway to Vancouver|
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