Mom lived at The Meadows. It is an assisted living facility with memory care in another area of the building. In the spring of 2007 mom moved from the assisted living side to the memory care side. I remember that being such a tough decision. Mom made the transition fine. Yes, she had some difficult days, but she also had some happy-go-lucky days. There were many special caregivers at the facility, but Pushpa was just so sweet to Mom. She honestly treated her like her own mother. She talked gently to her and held her hand when she could tell Mom needed a little comforting. She just has a special, kind voice and gentle, caring eyes. I will be forever grateful to Pushpa for caring for Mom like she was family.
About six months after Mom passed away, I went to visit Pushpa. This was an emotional trip, but I needed to see Pushpa. I needed to tell her how special she was and give her a big hug. When she saw me walk in the big gathering room, she looked at me like she couldn't believe what she was seeing. She came up to me and kissed and kissed and kissed my cheek. It was one of the sweetest and most special days of my life. Thank you Pushpa for doing what you do and doing it so, so well!