One of the things the memory care place gave me was a little brochure on how to set up their room/decor and also lists of things they will need. It said to bring not more than 2 weeks worth of clothing (and clothing that is machine washable). (I had initially thought it said bring 2 weeks worth), lots of towel and wash cloths and 2 sets of sheets. It also listed things like liquid soap instead of bar soap. I know where she lives now they supply the sheets and towels, but she brought a lot of towels with her. I just can't remember what she has for her own sheets. I'm sure there are probably some there on the shelves in her closet, but not for sure what/how many. I think she has 4 or 5 pairs of jeans we will take, a maybe take 10 of her tops, a heavy jacket, light jacket, and a couple of her cardigan sweaters. Since we'll only have about an hour before the movers arrive, we'll quickly grab the clothes to take and get it all put in that one closet marked for moving.
I decided to just do up a Target order for her online yesterday to have shipped here. Two new sets of twin sheets (because even if she does have some, they have to probably be 20 or 30 years old LOL), body wash, a shampoo/conditioner in one, clippers (I can't find hers), nail files, dental floss, extra toothbrush (I had already just bought her 2 tubes of toothpaste last week), and tweezers. When we have to take her out the morning of the move, the plan is to take her to Kohl's for some new tennis shoes and slippers. I got some pretty floral sheets....that way I can kind of see if her sheets end up staying on her bed, LOL. They will be easy to recognize. It does say to mark all the clothes and linens tags with her initials with a sharpie marker. I keep passing this info on to dd and she is making a list on her phone of what we need to take with us that morning (ie, sharpie marker).
The new caregiver (L) that K hired has taken over K's Sat-Tues shifts it seems. She does seem super friendly, though when I looked on the camera last evening when she came to do mom's meds, for some reason mom already had on her nightgown, but still had her jeans and shoes on. L suggested she take her pants off, but mom didn't want to...........and of course she slept with her pants on last night.
I'm glad I also have tomorrow off work. An extra day to relax and get a nap in will be helpful. Every time I go to give my mom a quick call to see how she's doing, she either is not there, or I see her on the camera taking a nap in her recliner, and I don't want to disturb her. I was going to call her last evening and looked on the camera and right then her phone rang and it was my uncle, so I didn't end up calling her. Figured she got his call, so I'll try again sometime today.
Last night dinner was the yummy herb and butter salmon, garlic texas toast, and applesauce. The salmon is so quick and easy to make. 15 minutes and it's ready. I came across a youtube channel for "dump and go casseroles" and watched a few recipes. They looked really good, so I'm going to watch some and make a list for the ingredients for a few of them to give a try. Easy and they look like dishes dh and I would both like.