My mom is in her upper 60s, my dad in his low 70s, and this development likely means my mom will need to adjust to living on the main level of their home rather than walking up and down the stairs to/from the master bedroom. There's a room on the main level that they added several years ago in anticipation of such a reality, but the master bedroom on the main floor is set up as a home office. Now it'll need to be a bedroom, with the office presumably relocated (I'm not sure where). A hospital bed is being delivered to their home "temporarily," but we're thinking this may be longer term. Not sure. Still, if she's downstairs, I don't know if my dad moves into that room, too, or stays upstairs, and how that might affect him.
It's going to be an unsettled several days/weeks ahead. My brothers and I are probably going to have a family meeting to talk about how to care for my parents during this extended recovery, especially for my dad, who is used to having my mom do the cooking, cleaning and shopping (although they go out to eat frequently). All this coming during a week when I'm scheduled to be out Mon-Wed nights. So ... prayers appreciated as we make the necessary adjustments to ensure our parents have what they need. Thank you all.
Edited by Christian, 04 August 2012 - 03:03 PM.