Details for COMMONWEALTH ASSISTED LIVING

Updated

I told her,

“Never Again!”
COVID-19 has taught us a
lot of things. . . Over the last

six months, I have been managing
life like the rest of the country
- working from home, wearing
a mask to the grocery store, and
praying that no one in our family
gets sick. However, the added stress
of worrying about Mom living alone
put me over the edge. All the little
things I used to do for her: picking
up her medications, taking her
groceries or out to lunch, would
now put her at risk. Things became
cumbersome to manage over the
phone. I have lost sleep and worry
day and night.
• How would she safely get
groceries?
• Was she able to manage her
medications and navigate new
telemedicine appointments?
• What if she had a fall? Or got
sick? Would she tell me?
• Should she move in with us? Do
we have enough room?
COVID-19 is teaching us all how
precious life is and how difficult
it is to be apart. In addition, it
taught me that I cannot provide
the support Mom needs by myself.

I need to know no matter what was
happening in the outside world, she
would not be alone.
As our state began the process of
reopening, I told her, “Never again!”
I couldn’t imagine going through
this worry and uncertainty should
we experience another wave of
infections or if bad weather hit.
We moved her to a lovely suite at
Commonwealth Senior Living as
soon as we could get the paperwork
together. At Commonwealth, she
enjoys an award-winning dining
program, housekeeping, activities,
friends, and a 24-hour team who
assists with her medication. I rest
easy knowing that no matter what
comes in the days ahead, she’ll be
safe and cared for every day.

If you worried about your
parents during this crisis
and want more information
about how to prepare for
senior living, call us to
receive our complimentary
guide, “Is it Safe to

Move Now?”

276-451-7749

Commonwealth
SENIOR LIVING at ABINGDON

Welcome Home

Independent Living Plus, Assisted Living & Memory Care
860 Wolf Creek Trail, Abingdon

www.CommonwealthSL.com

PO BOX 2064, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22902

Categories

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.