Mom is probably going to Assisted Living soon and I'm so nervous.
I am trying not to get too freaked out. I just helped pack Mom for a trip to visit her sister two hours away. During the visit, they are going to apply to an AL place. All I can think is will she be okay? Did she NEED me to pack for her? Maybe. She hadn't thought about how many days of medicines she will need. She hadn't thought of the weather being cool and maybe needing a heavier coat. Maybe she would have as she was packing, but I don't know.
So seeing what just happened, I wonder if I'm overdoing it for her. Or what. She's lived with us for 2 years and it's been hard. She has vision problems and low initiative. I mean, she will get food when she's hungry. But I'm so worried about this working. She does a lot for herself within the house. But organizing an outing and asking someone to take her somwhere - I'm not sure she'll do it if she needs to.
She will be closer to the rest of my family and more reliant on them. I'm worried they won't be there for her. I'm the big sister. I wonder if I'm hanging on too tight. I want to let go, I need to for my marriage's sake. But it's scary!