There are 5.4 million people who have Alzheimer's. It cost 183 billion dollars in annual costs. Alz's is the 6th leading cause of death.
To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.' When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. Concentrate on this sentence... 'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.
1 John 4: 9-10

Mom and Dad Happy Times.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Mom Has A New Mattress

As you all know I talk a lot about having to turn and change mom.Well while she was at the Hospice Home she got to use a wonderful bed. It would move automatically and change the pressure off her body in different parts at different times. Oh, how I wish I had invented such a bed. Anyway after me praising this wonderful bed the nurse told me it cost around $5000.00 . And a lot of donations and fund raising went into buying such a bed. My sister told me to ask mom's home nurse if we could get one . Now you know Medicare would not pay for anything like that. I would be embarrassed to even ask for such a thing. But I did ask for a new sponge egg carton mattress the next time the nurse came to visit because mom's is getting old and dirty. You will never guess what she said. They have air mattress's that you plug in and the mattress will put air in and take it out at different times on different spots automatically. I want one ! And we got one! It is not a $5000.00 bed that by the way sets up into a chair if you want it to. But it is close enough. I still have to get up and change mom and than I turn her but it is not every two or three hours. Life is good.

And yes I called my sister and told her she was right.


  1. Karen, I'm always humbled when I read your posts. You work so hard for your mom. It seems funny to say this when I don't really know you, but I do feel connected to you in the Lord and because we are both caregivers: I am proud of you. God bless you.

  2. Wonderful. THere are so many inventions that I wish I had come up with. I actually did come up with one, but only on paper. I never tried to patent the idea...a pre-lit christmas tree, THey started showing up on the market about 2 yrs after I told my family about my idea. I would be rich if I had any self convidence!
    Enjoy the bed.
    Beckie in TN

  3. Oh that is good to hear. Easier for you and more comfortable for your Mom!

  4. Thank you all. I feel connected to you guys also You and your comments and blogs helps me alot.Thanks for being proud.

    A pre-lit christmas tree was a great idea. Next time you get a idea go for it. You would of been rich forsure.

  5. I love your sharing on this blog. It lets me know what I am in for with my husband,and how there is hope as a caregiver. I pray for you.

  6. I’m so glad you found something that can help you! That’s definitely a good thing since you work so hard at it taking good care of her.

  7. Hi Karen,
    The new matress sounds absolutely wonderful for your mom and for you! I'm so glad your sister made the suggestion and you followed through.... you just never know what's possible until you ask.

    Your love and care for your mother is so admirable!!!

  8. Thats awesome for you both. Plus it makes for a more restful night for the two of you!

  9. Medicare is going to give less & less at the rate things are going. Good for you getting this new mattress ... it will give you both relief.

    Have a happy Tsgiving. TTFN ~Marydon

  10. Spacify offer a wide selection of foam mattress for your modern bedroom.


Thanks for visiting my blog and I love reading your comments. Please come back soon. Karen

The Early, Mild to Moderate and Advanced stages of Alzheimer's in the brain.

The Early, Mild to Moderate and Advanced stages of Alzheimer's in the brain.

Seven Stages of Alzheimer's

1. No sign of congnitive impairment. 2. Very mild congnitive decline. 3. Mild congnitive decline. 4. Moderate congnitive decline. 5. Moderately severe congnitive decline. 6. Severe congnitive decline. 7. Very severe congnitive decline. (Congnitive pertains to the mental process of perception, memory, judgement, and reasoning, as contrasted with emotional and volitional processes.)

Popular Posts