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Where does the time fly? It seems like yesterday you were helping me tie my shoes and comb my hair for the first day of school. I remember how you took my hand and walked with me to meet my new teacher. Your hand was big and strong around mine, but I was still so scared that I started to cry. Suddenly your arms lifted me in the air and your lips fluttered against my cheek. It was like a magic fairy wand that made my tears evaporate as you gently whispered, “it will be OK.” As your arms encircled me I remember thinking that I had the best Mom in the whole world. The truth is that I still think that!
But I’ve noticed lately that things are beginning to change. Now I help you put your shoes on and it is my fingers that set and comb your hair each week. Today your hands are small and finely boned compared to mine and now it is you who takes my hand to get from place to place. When did things change? When did our roles become rearranged?
It’s not that I mind helping you. In fact, I treasure the opportunities to hold your hand, but what scares me is that you are getting more mixed up. Yesterday, you didn’t even remember my name? The Doctor’s say that you have Alzheimer’s disease and just the sound of it makes me want to cry. It’s so unfair! It’s so unjust! The memories that we’ve made should be ours to share for all time.
Last night as I watched my son, your grandson, fall asleep I realized that you will never truly know him. You will enjoy him, but there will come a time when you will not be able to call him by name. I suppose, someday, even your motherly advice will cease simply because you will not remember giving birth and raising five wonderful children. How scared you must be to be living in a world where faces have no name and memories fade.
As this disease overtakes you I look back over these wonderful years and it saddens me to see how much time we have wasted on trivial things. I wish I had taken the time to listen to your words, your wisdom and your laughter. I wish I had made the effort to treasure all of the things that you did for me and my children. I wish that I had gone back to the “good old days” with you for even just a little while.
I wish that I could gather you in my arms kiss your forehead and magically make everything OK; but I am not that powerful. What I can do is treasure you now and what you can do today. I can spend time with you holding your hand, setting your hair and going back to those “good old days” with you.
Most importantly, I can always remember that you are still the best Mom in the whole world!
My father has been here only a little over 2 months. The positive change in him has been DRAMATIC! I would HIGHLY recommend Azura........ I would give it 10 stars if they allowed it! This is the premier facility for any family member with cognitive issues! They do treat residents like family, believe it!
Review posted by Stephen Diedrich
The staff at Oak Creek are all fabulous! It takes special people to care for our loved ones. If has been a trying year for all and the staff at oak creek get a shout out for their kindness and compassion they give to my mom and the others. They have all gone above and beyond to make things seem as normal as possible for my mom! All of the staff have been so helpful and kind! They are all fabulous!!
Review posted by Mary Kubacki
"We want to thank you for the loving special care you took of our mother, Diane. It was truly mom's home and you all became part of our family. Everything was home for her....from the beautiful rooms, large sunny windows all around, good food made with love, fun and personal activities from people who really loved our mom. We would highly recommend your facility to anyone. The staff from the director, to the doctor, to the nurse, to the caregivers and the maintenance man were all extremely helpful, caring, loving and professional. There are not enough words to say how much we appreciate all of you. Your exceptional care, kindness, and love were beyond anything we could have imagined. You were part of our family, and we will miss you." - Gail Sommers and Deborah Guse
Review posted by Gail Sommers & Deborah Guse
Just moved my sister-in-law to Azura Stoughton on February 12th. I feel like I’ve found a little piece of dementia heaven. The staff has gone way beyond my expectations to meet her needs and take time to know her. Anyone who has dementia deserves the TLC they receive at Azura. I’m so impressed.
Review posted by Gail Aaroen
Thank you to the Azura Memory Care team, Sheboygan location for the amazing, loving care they provided my dad. They truly loved and cared for my dad as if he was their own. It is such a warm, loving, family environment I only wish we would have moved my dad there years earlier!
Review posted by Patti Bunch
Review posted by Ron Paxson
I have enjoyed working with patients at Azura Care as a Physical Therapist Assistant. The staff has been very helpful in sharing important information about the patients to make their therapy sessions as productive as possible. They are open to learning techniques to help keep patients safe and improve their ability to perform daily tasks with less assistance. Their interactions with patients show caring and compassion with a focus on the needs of each individual to enjoy the best quality of life possible.
Review posted by Barb Eisenberg
The journey of caregiving for my Aunt started over 4 years ago. It has been a very long difficult journey. It is hard to watch and frustrating to watch a loved one decline, as well as for them to live the decline. My Aunt found her final peace at Azura Memory Care in Sheboygan. It was not only her peace but mine as well. I no longer had to worry about her care as I could see that she was loved by her Azura family. She passed away on June 21 and they knew how important that it was for me to be there, but I also found peace that if I was not there, she was with family that loved her. No words can express the appreciation for the care, compassion and love that they have for all their residents. God has opened many doors through my journey and the doors at Azura were truly a gift from God. This family made a difference in a long journey. I will always have them in my thoughts and prayers. They are where and doing what they are meant to do!
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