Miss D is Close to Going Home

I arrived for a visit with Miss D earlier this month and found her sick in bed with pneumonia and an IV in her arm. She has been so healthy and strong at her secured location. This also happened to be the day a nurse from a new home care agency was coming to meet her and make an assessment. I was concerned it would not go well again.

Miss D has a natural way of connecting with people. She is charming, respectful and always leaves you with a laugh – that is if she’s not focused on going home. She was engaging and delightful with the home care nurse.

The social worker from the secured location joined us in Miss D’s room and the nurse explained it’s possible they could start July 1st! An in-home assessment with Miss D’s guardian and the home care agency was scheduled the following week. My husband and I joined them in Miss D’s apartment and we discussed what needed to be fixed and ready for Miss D to come home.

Miss D's Keys

Miss D’s Apartment Keys

She will have 24-hour home care because of her dementia. It’s not easy to get. We tried for my mother-in-law who has Alzheimer’s recently and she did not qualify for 24-hour home care. I believe, spiritual forces are at work for Miss D, keeping her safe and giving her the quality of care she deserves and needs.

Everything was on target to get Miss D back home on July 1st . . . until the landlord told Miss D’s guardian no repairs will be made until they are issued a check in full for back rent.

The guardian group of Miss D is still marshalling the assets with her bank. They do not yet have access to her money to pay the back rent in full, although they are very close. As I’ve discovered going through the guardianship process with Miss D, it takes enormous amounts of time. Miss D is extremely disappointed she now has to wait another month to come home, but she understands the reason . . .

. . . the landlord.


7 thoughts on “Miss D is Close to Going Home

    • Miss D and I talked today about how lucky she will be to have the 24-home care when she returns home. We had a long talk about how her spiritual life came to her as a young child. A new story she has never told me.

      Joy, I also showed her the book you signed for her return home. She was very touched. A small gesture can mean so much. Thank you.

  1. Am glad to hear Miss D is going home, and to a proper care! Wow – we’ve had problems enough with our own landlords in the past, and that’s without dementia in the mix and the ability to fight back when they are in the wrong. Hope the homecoming is as smooth as possible! She is very lucky to have you x

    • Hi there, we are busy getting Miss D’s apartment ready for her return in 2 weeks. Still waiting on the landlord for repairs, but we do think they will be made. Thank you for the encouraging words about her homecoming. After 15 months away, it will be such a sight to see her happy face as she walks into her own home.

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