On Sunday, we went to Serra Manor to deliver the mails that the former owner of this house have received in this address. Unfortunately he wasn't there so we just gave it to the employees. On our way out, an old lady talked to me so I stayed a little while. Then when we left, we proceeded to visit my father-in-law who is staying at Gables Care Center in Hopedale Ohio. It would be nice if Dad can stay at Serra Manor, it would be closer and we can visit him more often. Unfortunately, they are always full and we are still waiting for some vacancy for him.
We were glad that he's awake when we arrived. For a couple of times that we visited, he was sound asleep so we were not able to talk to him. He was actually at the church inside the Gables facility when we arrived. The nurse got him so we could visit.
My husband pushed the wheelchair so we can walk around with him. We stopped at the entrance where there is a piano. The kids wanted to play piano for him. It was festive there so I took lots of photos.
I can tell that Dad doesn't really know who we were. We talked to him and he barely responded. It was nice seeing him though. We didn't see any bruises at all and he seem to gain a little weight while staying at Gables. When he stayed at one of the nearby facility here in our area, he always had bruises. We didn't have an evidence for maltreatment from the employees but my SIL believes that they were not very nice to Dad when he stayed there that's why the family decided to relocate him at Gables Care Center even though it was very far from here. He seem very happy there. All the nurses calls him Pap.
Alzheimer is a hard thing to go through. We miss Dad, we miss him when he can still recognize us and talk to us. We were watching old videos this morning and made us miss him even more.
I am not sure if he will ever have a vacancy here in the area but that's what I pray for so he could be close to us and we can visit him a lot more.
My daughter brought this nativity frame to put in Dad's end table. She made this in her art class last year.
We had a chance to take a family picture with him before we left. He was getting cold so we took him back to his room. Below are the videos of the songs they played for him.
We will try to go back there again before the year ends or on Christmas day. We will see how the weather will be like.