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Sep 20, 2020 | 02:52 1 Mother hits 90 on the 25th sept. Went with her to doc on Thursday doing fine as fit as a 75 yr old he said, on some potent blood thinners which of course cause issues with nicks and cuts etc.

Still has giant cell arteritis not sure if I told ya that on medication for that, kinda rare had it for maybe 5 yrs.

Happy to be home despite her stubbornness and no way am I going home a few months ago, really glad she did. Had just one fall in the garden only a week ago managed to get up just, didn’t have her walker.

Meals on wheels 5 days a week

Nurses check her shower her make sure she takes medication 3 times a week, then home help cleaning dishes washing etc 3 hours a week and 1 hour a week home maintainence lawn gutters window cleaning etc. All of this for $35 per week. Old folks home $425 from memory per week.

Mrs mallee going ok at best struggling at worse. I cook 70% of time ah she’s losing weight......
Washing floors etc her friend who lives in one of our farm houses tends the horses.
Her mum comes up from big smoke once a week as well 1 hour 20 minutes away.

Had xrays 2 weeks ago still showed some fractures.

Onwards and upwards and beyond.

Rain incoming maybe need it 85 kms winds today and 29.5c

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  • Sep 20, 2020 | 02:58 2 Didn’t word that the best what’s new, meals on wheels nurses bring it in daily 5 days a week, the nurses for medical stuff 3 days a week between they make sure she does tablets medication. Reply With Quote

  • Sep 20, 2020 | 08:07 3 nice to hear mallee, glad you are far away from the aussie militia harrassing people in the big cities. I never in a million yrs thought I would see something like that in your country. Reply With Quote
    Sep 20, 2020 | 22:30 4
    Quote Originally Posted by jazz View Post
    nice to hear mallee, glad you are far away from the aussie militia harrassing people in the big cities. I never in a million yrs thought I would see something like that in your country.
    So your glad to hear good news about an elderly person are you sure? Because on every other thread you state basically old people die so what if it’s Covid or anything else. Why the caring gesture in this case is it because someone you sort of know on line? Reply With Quote
    Sep 21, 2020 | 02:34 5 Fair suck of the sav bW

    He’s passing on good wishes Reply With Quote
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  • Sep 21, 2020 | 05:02 6 Looks like BW has corona derangement symptoms. CDS

    Good luck with the family Malleefarmer, keep the wife off the horses, them buggers are evil! Reply With Quote
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  • LEP
    Sep 21, 2020 | 07:00 7 Glad to hear both are improving. Your wife had serious injuries so it will be a slow path to recovery.

    I was amazed at all the services available for your mother at such a reasonable cost. With support like that she will do pretty well in her own home.

    Lots of added responsibility for you. But good on you for looking after them. Reply With Quote
    Sep 21, 2020 | 10:06 8 People of advanced age in our society usually make the traumatic move from their home to assisted living accomodation. This type of assisted apartment, condo living ranges in price from $1000 ish a month to $5000 and up. Home care is very affordable and punctual here too. After a few falls or mild strokes, etc they are shuffled into long-term care where all their needs are attended to. Depending if you are in the public system (income adjusted) or vie for the more expensive private care homes, costs can easily be in the $3500-$5000 range. I have even heard $7000/month bandied about. Rural Saskatchewan may be a bit different. Reply With Quote
    Sep 21, 2020 | 15:02 9 [QUOTE=LEP;466176]Glad to hear both are improving.

    I was amazed at all the services available for your mother at such a reasonable cost. With support like that she will do pretty well in her own home.


    Better clarify this.
    Its a govt lets call it sponsered programme, made available to certain local areas across south australia that were in the grips of drought over last 3 years.

    There is a “bucket” of money available for theybthink 4 years until,it runs out. Then will have to pay full tote odds Reply With Quote