All mom had to do was put it on a plate and pop it in the microwave for thirty seconds
My mom was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. Even though I tried to talk her into moving in with me, she refused. Mom said that as long as she was able to take care of herself, she wasn’t leaving her home. I understood this was the home where she and dad had lived together for almost forty years, and they had raised four daughters. That didn’t mean that I was any less worried to see her living alone. The doctor said we shouldn’t let her cook because she had already left the gas burner on and almost burned the house down. I knew mom couldn’t live alone without being able to cook. I worried nonstop until I talked to a friend of mine. She told me about a meal delivery program that delivered prepared meals for the elderly and for people who had disabilities. I called the meal delivery program my friend had told me about and I explained about mom’s Alzheimer’s. They were worried that she wouldn’t let them in the house, so I promised I would be there when they made the deliveries. Prepared meals for the elderly were delivered once a week. They had pre-made breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, that included everything from the bread to the desserts. All mom had to do was put it on a plate and pop it in the microwave for thirty seconds. The first time mom got a delivery, I was glad I was there. She was overwhelmed by the amount of food until I told her it was for a full week. Prepared meals for the elderly and disabled, was the perfect solution for mom.