Things were pretty good but his Alzheimer’s kept progressing slowly but steadily. Then one day while
taking him to meet an old friend at the horse races we stopped for lunch. During lunch, he had what
appeared to be either a stroke or seizure. An ambulance took him to the hospital and during the days of
testing, we discovered that he had taken 2 blood pressure pills and his blood pressure bottomed out on
him. During his hospital stay though he tried to get up during the night to go to the bathroom but
tripped over the IV cords as he forgot he was hooked up. He broke his leg severely.
That began the process of transition into an assisted living community. Through 3 months of rehab and
another surgery to fix the leg, it was determined he could not live at home easily without help. The
rehab center gave me 3 days’ notice of having to discharge him after failing to improve for a period of
time and insurance would not continue to pay.
Scramble time. I have found that I was in the exact same scenario as most families. The unforeseen issue
arises and as a result, a fast decision forced upon the family to move a parent or grandparent into a caring
– Randy Thomason.
Arkansas Property Buyers passion about the senior living industry.
Having gone thru with my dad the same scenario that almost everybody with an elderly parent will go
thru, I have retooled my company to bring clarity and calmness to others going through what I went
through. I want to lessen the stress as much as possible for these families. Offer guidance, when
possible, from my own experiences. Help them speed their process along if they choose to, and most
importantly get the person who needs the help the care they need when they need it most.