Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 23

Thread: Using a quilt to make a room like home

  1. #11
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Posts
    128
    Thank you for all the comments about the quilt when we moved my husband to Assisted Living. It was the most painful decision I ever had to make. Although I visit him every day, I miss having him with me more than I can say. We will be married 60 years in June! I really cherish the memories!
    Bebe McGee

  2. #12
    Super Member Kathy T.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Tampa, FL USA
    Posts
    1,740
    Bless your heart, Bebe. I questioned my hard decisions like this also, but you are doing all of the right things. You are a caring, loving person. Quilts bring enormous comfort, as do familiar objects. You and your husband are in our prayers today.

  3. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    345
    That is a difficult time for you. So glad you were able to share part of home with him in his transition.

  4. #14
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    2,441
    I am glad you were able to make him more comfortable. Best wishes to you and your family.

  5. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    22
    I can only imagine how hard that decision was for you and your family. When my sister moved Dad to an assisted living facility a couple of years ago, she asked him what he wanted in his room. He wanted a blanket he remembered and pictures of the two wonderful women he married (my mother and stepmom). Having a few things he knew and could remember helped him settle in so quickly. Please know that others are thinking of you.

  6. #16
    Senior Member Quilterfay's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Saskatchewan in summer/Yuma AZ in winter
    Posts
    553
    My dad went Ito a home about a year ago. I gave him two quilts for his bed. The last one he really liked as it goes from the floor to the floor. He really likes it as he turns over he still had enough had quilt to cover this back. I also found a picture frame that took all sizes of pictures. So I put their wedding picture in it, a picture of his brothers and sister a picture of us girls. He really liked it. He has just lost his last 3 siblings .

    But he still tells us every time we visit that he wants to go home and be with my mom. They will be married 63 years this fall. I don't think he will ever get over not being at home. It is hard on all of us. I wish some days he didn't have as much of his memory he has. Love him to death. Life is not fair to our seniors!

  7. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Knob Noster Missouri
    Posts
    399
    Quilts from our homes are the best and can also make us feel like we are home again. Just remember to mark the quilt, things go missing all the time in assistance living. (Not always on purpose) I know the quilt will make him and you feel close while he is there.

  8. #18
    Super Member JoanneS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    AZ and CT
    Posts
    4,888
    Blog Entries
    1
    Be sure to label it prominetly with his name. Sadly, nice quilts are frequently 'borrowed' in alternate living residences.

  9. #19
    Senior Member Pepita's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Richmond, TX
    Posts
    410
    That was a very thoughtful, thing to do. I don't know how long he will be there, but if it is for a while, may I suggest a wreath that goes with the season on the door. We had a nurse who was a Alzheimer expert suggest that for our Mom. It helps them know what season of the year it is. They often don't get outside and get the clues.
    Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great. Mark Twain

  10. #20
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Charleston SC
    Posts
    4,907
    What a great idea.....It is important to make a person feel at home when they cannot be there any longer...It helps make them feel more secure...

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.