Moving a loved one into a memory care facility can be a difficult decision because of feelings of guilt from the primary family caregiver. Hobie decided to move his wife, Carol, into Aegis of Issaquah. And his son, Lou, was a great support during this time. Carol had a restless first couple of days but soon made friends and settled into her cottage.
After the first week, Lou called to express how thankful he was for Aegis of Issaquah, not only for his mom’s sake, but also for his dad’s. His dad had become increasingly exhausted over the months prior to Carol joining our Aegis family. Being her primary caretaker was taking away from his health and quality of life. Carol’s needs took up most of his time and effort, leaving little time for Hobie to care for himself.
Now Carol is happily living at Aegis of Issaquah, where she is meeting new friends, and Hobie is catching up on his crime novels, going to the local senior center, planning summer fishing trips with his buddies and able to spend meaningful time with his wife.