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Oma to care home

This morning we (Randy and Ruth) took Oma to a care home in Dordrecht, a city about 7 miles from Strijen. Oma did not seem upset about this. Randy had several talks with her the past few weeks that this was going to happen. This due to his health problems and the strain of the work in combination with taking care of Oma, was just getting to much for him, but also for us.

On the way to Dordrecht she asked Randy several times: Where are we going? Are we going to the Hoge Weide (that is the care home in Strijen, and Oma has been there in the past for day care once a week) Randy kept explaining to her that there was no space in Strijen and she would first go to Dordrecht and once there is place in Strijen she would be moved to the
facility in Strijen.

Her next question was: We know somebody there who is that? She was referring to Gerrit’s Mom. Gerrit and Karen work with us at Hands to Serve and his Mom was also in Dordrecht and recently moved to the carehome in Strijen. So Oma did remember this.
At the moment she has a private room, but they cannot guarantee she will keep it. The other rooms are for 2 people. We had a long talk with the doctor and one of the nurses, they asked us plenty of questions and we asked them questions.

After that we put up some pictures in Oma’s room and when we left she was in a large living
room eating lunch with a big group of care home residents.

Please continue to pray for Oma that she will be able to get used to this enormous change and will feel at home there soon! Also pray for Randy with his health problems and also this big change for him!!

If you want to send Oma (Evelyn) a card, you can send it to:
Oma (E.M.) Snell
Het Parkhuis afd. KASTANJE
Haaswijkweg Oost 69a
3319 GB Dordrecht
The Netherlands

A big thank you for your prayers for Oma and all of us at Hands to Serve.