Mom & Dad are moving into Assisted Living, I have been there every weekend. I have been making the trip to my parents apartment (in a life care community) every weekend since my Dad fell last March 4. It was Christmas week that I had last seen them.
Admittedly, I had gotten a little out of touch with them. I had not realized how bad Mom's memory loss had become. On the night that Dad fell she tried to drive home from the Hospital and got lost. I had to out her in respite care while Dad was in a Nursing home.
I am the only child who lives nearby (I live and work about 70 miles a day). My two brothers and two sisters have all been down at least one time this year. Though, I have spent nearly every weekend visiting and helping out until there is a space available in Assisted Living. My Dad is my Mom's primary caregiver. His health and eyesight is failing. I mostly help with groceries, trash, recycling, pill boxes, etc. on the weekends.
In a couple of weeks, they can move. My two sisters are coming to help pack, and my younger brother will be there on the move day and for a few days after.
Once they are settled in Assisted Living, it is my hope that I can cut back on the frequency of my visits. I certainly so not want to slip back into losing touch, and I don't want them to think I am abandoning them, but a lot of what they need me for should be taken care of. What would be an appropriate frequency?