I am more than honored to share how the Alzheimer Research Association blessed both me and my mother with a grant. During COVID 19, visitation at Renaissance Health & Rehabilitation facility is scheduled for family members visiting to assist with resident feeding. Meaning, family members not assisting with feeding their love one will not be granted visitation.
Before COVID, my visits routinely consisted of seeing my mother 3 x times a day, 7 days a week. For example, on my way to work, during my lunch break and on the way home. Thanksgiving weekend, my company granted employees to be off. I chose to spend holiday weekend with my mother Dorothy Cross. The travel from Port Saint Lucie to Palm Beach County would have been extremely tiresome, Therefore, I took the remaining monies from the scholarship to book a hotel near the facility. It was a blessing being able to afford a hotel for 3 days.
The quality time spent without being hurried was remarkable. I fed her mash potatoes, pureed foods such as turkey, collard greens and candied yams. She was too full to eat the chocolate pudding. On December 22, 2020, Dorothy Cross, my mother turned 91 years young.
On that day, I provided cupcakes for my mother to share with staff and other patients. I am forever grateful for your organization. I introduce you to the love of my life, my mother Dorothy and son Robert.
Again, thank you so much.