A friend of the family has recently moved into AL. She is there due to her physical limitations, her mind is sharp as a tack. She is adjusting well, although it is a 40 minute drive for her husband to come visit. She hopes a bed will come available in the sister facility 20 minutes closer to home.
There will be a big Christmas Dinner with family invited on Dec 14, which she is looking forward to, but when I saw her yesterday, she was lamenting missing Christmas at home. Not complaining, but missing the traditions, decorating, treats, visiting, music etc. Her grandson has brought her a pretty little tree, but how can I help make it feel like Christmas for her?
Her kids are very far away and will not be here for Christmas. Her two grandsons are closer, one goes to school 40 minutes away, the other works about 6 hours away.
I would love to take her out for a drive to see the lights, but her physical limitations make getting her into a car very challenging and painful during the transfer.
Just looking for some suggestions on how to bring her some Christmas Cheer? I will see her on Friday again and ask, but would love some suggestions too.
She does have a TV, but I am not sure if she has a computer. I do not know if she has a way to play music. I will ask on Friday about bringing in treats, for her and for her to share with the others on her floor.