My dear Grandmother was recently moved from her beautiful Condo to Baycrest Nursing Home. When I heard about the move, my stomach turned. I was so heartbroken to think of my grandmother moving to a nursing home. I remembered the sad feeling I felt when I used to visit my great aunt in the 90’s. I can still smell the stench of dirty diapers mixed with the smell of hospital meals. I can see the sadness on the faces of the seniors.
I walked into Baycrest Hospital yesterday and I was amazed. The place felt like a resort. My grandmothers room felt like a hotel room. She was busy in the music room listening to music with her wonderful caregiver Jenny at her side. She looked peaceful and happy.
Home Care is wonderful and my grandmother enjoyed living in the comfort of her own home for many years. I thought that was the utopia for her. I think I was wrong. My grandmother is busy with activities. Baycrest is a fresh and happy place for her to call home. My heart is at peace. I am overjoyed. My grandmother is happy.