Parents moving into Assisted Living and I would love some encouragement, live 1400 miles away and worried about them.
Mom has beginning stages of dementia, step Dad is physically declining but his mind is sharp. I tried to get them to move to my town years ago, even purchasing a house up the street, but for various reasons won't move. My Mom would in a heart beat, but part of that is the dementia making the decision. I have been here over a week sorting & packing, the big move is tomorrow, into a nice facility in their hometown, but we are all stressed, and both of them are depressed. By the time I head home, I will have been here two weeks, and I feel very guilty about leaving during this transition time for them. My Mom will have a hard time, she's in denial about how much help she needs and my step Dad, chose this move trying to do the smart thing, is still depressed and on top of that, is still has to manage my Mom. I am concerned, worried, and of course have a full busy life full of responsibilities 1400 miles away...kids, hubby, small business, step kids, and grandchildren that I help care for. Any advice or encouragement would be greatly appreciated.