My mom is 86 and due to 2 recent hospitalizations is anxious and less strong. She is overweight, has a history of falls and is a prime fall risk. She lives in her own house in a continuing care community. She chose this place for her and my dad 6 years ago, proudly saying that they would always be cared for at whatever level they need there. She does have some "help at home" people coming various hours during the week (cleaning and errands), which she pays for. Going to the next level of care seems a no brainer to me, but my sister says it's too risky bc they have some COVID cases in the buildings (segregated).
So my sister, who has 3 teens and husband at home says she's staying overnite, partial days, and cooking meals for mom every night till there's a COVID vaccine (!) This she and I have been doing for a week now since mom got out of hospital after a kidney infection last week. She believes mom will be one of the first to get the vaccine in a couple of months bc she's elderly. I think it will be waaay longer than that before mom or any of us regular citizens gets vaccinated. We both live within 25 miles of mom, we're in our 50's. Sis is currently working from home, (like all state employees in my state) but part of the workday, she is is really with mom (ethical problem but not my problem). She has suggested maybe Mom should come live with her for the duration of the pandemic or at least till it calms a little. That could be the solution.
My children are grown, I'm not willing to sleep away from home and my husband half the week, and I can't take that much time from work. Added to this - my dad entered the nursing home building in their community last week and has hospice involved. So, there is an added need for us to be visiting him there too.
Anyone else putting off assisted living bc of COVID?