Monday, January 14, 2013

Aunty's First Day at Day Care

We were very fortunate that the social worker who helps us with Wendell's sister's care started the paperwork regarding day care for her awhile back when Grandpa's health started to decline.  We were able to get Joel Ann's TB and other health clearances done ahead of time, and today she was able to start her first day at Leahi Adult Day Health Center. 

Wendell and Aunty had visited the Center last week for an interview so Joel Ann was already familiar with the facility and didn't seem nervous at all.
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From 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. staff members greet their clients at the door . . .
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and then walk them down the hall to the day-care area. It was very comforting and made me feel that she would be in good hands.
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When we went to pick up Aunty we saw that she was given a lei and some flowers as welcome gifts.  They said that she did well today and seemed to enjoy herself.  They said that she didn't appear to be sad or distressed at any time. When we got back home, I asked Aunty if she had fun today.  She laughed and said, "Yes."  I asked her if she wanted to go back again and she said, "Yes."
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12 comments:

Leslie's pics said...

Awww, so cute! I'm glad it went off without any problems...

jalna said...

Me too, Les!

Anonymous said...

Bless your family for taking the right steps to helping your sister in law to lead a productive life. I know that Grandpa was watching over her today !

Your husband is an amazing man, I hope you tell him so. Being a caregiver myself I understand the stress and challenges it involves.

I pray that the coming days will be peaceful for you all.

Randism said...

she's one of the lucky ones :-)

Kalin's Mommy said...

Awesome! Glad she likes it!

K and S said...

nice!

Dd said...

Yipee...I hope they have some puzzles there for her ;o}

jalna said...

Thank you so much Anon. I relayed your message to Wendell. I'm sure it lends much comfort to him.

Rand, I think she's so lucky that Wendell is her brother.

I'm glad too, Mich.

Thanks Kat.

They do have puzzles Didi . . . kinda too hard for her, but I think she just gotta keep trying.

mmiissee said...

I agree with Les!

Erick said...

What a great place and great people.

jalna said...

Thanks Mmiissee!

So cool people Erick.

jalna said...

Thanks Mmiissee!

So cool people Erick.