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Thread: Using a quilt to make a room like home

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    Using a quilt to make a room like home

    My husband recently had to be moved into "Assisted Living." My daughters and I tried to make his room "like home." I took the quilt that was our bedspread and placed it on his bed. It really helped to have this among other familiar things.
    Bebe McGee

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    So good of you to think of this. Quilts seem to always bring comfort.
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    Good thinking and a sign of selfless love!

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    Nothing like a quilt to brighten up a room! Make sure it has a label on the back so it doesn't go missing.

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    I think the familiar home feel really helps in these situations. We did the same time when my MIL had to go into assisted living. I'm sure the quilt and other familiar objects bring comfort, and help with "memory jogging" also. What a thoughtful thing to do.

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    I imagine you will miss having your husband at home, and I wish you much peace and comfort in this decision. It sounds like you are a very caring spouse and I know he will be okay in his new "home' with the familiar quilt that will remind him of you and all the past good years. Blessings for you both.

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    I'm sure your quilt will bring him a lot of comfort and good memories. That is such a difficult decision to make. It is hard to be without one's soul mate.

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    when you can't be home, it's the next best thing

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    Just make sur eit is marked with his name
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    Went with my friend to see her mother who had just moved to assisted living. We also took a few things that made it seem a little more home. Couple of her favorite magazines and also a quilt one of her granddaughters made for her. She had never had a quilt until the granddaughter made her a lap quilt 5 years ago. It was so soft and was made with a piece of clothing from all the family. One of her grandsons set her up so she could "Skype" everyone. he printed simple instructions for her to operate her laptop. it was stolen the first day but they found it immediately, in a supervisor's office (GPS). Grandson got in touch with director and police officer and arrested and fired supervisor. Point is this family loves her so much they try to think of everything to make her life easier and let her know that just because she isn't living in that big house, they are still there for her. And she knows it!

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