Dinner at the space needle.
New Seahawk jersey.
Rock throwing at Deception Pass on Whidbey Island.
Port Townsend Keystone Ferry.
Rock throwing at North Beach Park.
Elevated Ice Cream company and Candy Shop.
Fort Worden Cemetary.
Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge.
Rock throwing at Cline Spit.
Touch tank at Feiro Marine Life Center.
Rock throwing at Hollywood Beach.
Lake Crescent Lodge.
Lake Quinault Lodge at Olympic National Forest.
Bainbridge to Seattle Washington State Ferry.
Pike Place Market.
Ye Old Curiosity Shop.
Seattle Ferry Terminal.
Mt. St. Helens Forest Learning Center.
Dale Chihuly Glass Museum.
The list is impressive. The places you visited with your two children during your 15 day visit to the Great Pacific Northwest were fun, educational, invigorating, and relaxing. Especially the endless hours of the children throwing and skipping rocks into the water of the favorite beaches of your youth. The pictures are both beautiful and fun. And the social media posts were a great way to keep your husband back home up to date on all of the things that you and the children did while you were away.
You intended for the pictures to serve as a great visual reminder of the this trip. This trip that was really so much more than just a sight seeing vacation.
Finding Local In Home Care Can be a Challenging Task
The trip that you and your two children took to the Seattle area was about more than just showing your children your favorite places from when you were growing up. The larger task was finding senior in home care for your parents. Both your father and your mother insisted that they wanted to be able to stay in their own home. They were refusing to move into any of the local and available assisted living locations. They also refused to move to the midwestern part of the country so that they could be near you and your family. In home geriatric care, however, is difficult to set up when you live hundreds of miles away. So this is how you settled on an extended summer vacation for you and your children. You promised your parents you would attempt to help them locate an individual or a service that could provide the in home care that they wanted. As a backup plan you were also visiting some senior housing options in case that became necessary.
The vacation days became a mix of interviewing the people who responded to an ad you had ran in the local newspaper as well as an online post you were monitoring:
In Home Care Seattle-Day 1 Interviews Only one person responded to the first day the ad and post ran. Unfortunately, your father immediately ruled out the young woman who stopped by. The colored hair, the pierced nose, and the unkept clothing were a definite no to your father. Although your mother thought the young woman was sweet and very qualified, your father refused to even look at her during the entire visit. It quickly became evident that this process might be more difficult than even you had imagined.
In Home Care Seattle-Day 2 Interviews Your mother must have had a serious talk to your father about his attitude because the two interviews you had this day were a little bit smoother.Your father managed to ask a few questions of both applicants, even though one had a pierced nose and one had not shaven in days. Neither of these applicants seemed like the best fit, but you felt as if you were making progress.
In Home Care Seattle-Day 3 Interviews All three of the people you interviewed on this day would have worked, but none of their were a perfect fit. It was satisfying that your father had become more patient and calm during all of the meetings.
In Home Care Seattle-Day 4 Interviews Success. Armed with the patience you found by taking your children to several of the vacation sites in the area, you were pleasantly surprised when both your mother and father were completely satisfied with the 35-year old female applicant.
Unfortunately, although most people elderly say they want to be able to stay in their own home, only 25% end up getting to. For many families the main hurdle is finding an in home care option.