I can never get too comfortable with any situation lately, because it's almost inevitable that everything will turn on a dime. Turns out that my mom's new residence facility will not be ready to open at the beginning of June after all, and Autumn View Gardens - Ellisville (oh yes, I'm spelling it out in full from now on to make sure it's Search Engine Optimized) is insisting that we will have to comply with the 30 day move-out request./
So, the options at that point were either to scramble to get into a skilled nursing facility, move her back in with us for a month or go to Ohio to stay with my grandmother.
I still feel like it's premature to go into the sterile environment of skilled nursing and a move back into our house -- full of summer-vacationing kids and absent me for 10 hours a day -- seems like it would be extremely disruptive to everyone.
So the current plan is for me to fly to Columbus with my mom and probably Nathan next Thursday. My grandmother already has 24/7 nursing assistance in her home, so we'll add another person during the day to help with my mom. Disappointingly, her long term care insurance only provides the barest pittance for home care, so it will be an expensive month or two, but it does allow 1. for her to spend a little more time with her mother while she's still with us and 2. for her sisters to see her, which it has been impossible for them to do while she's here in Missouri.
Suffice to say I am very, very conflicted about this next experiment. Certainly, it will be nice to come home to uninterrupted evenings with Jack and Nathan for a bit, but I don't know what I'm going to do the first time my mom is overwhelmed by anxiety and I'm hundreds of miles away.