So I’m back.
It was not an easy trip, as my earlier posts demonstrated. But the job of supporting my mother was easier than I thought it would be.
Overall, she’s handling her own transition very well, better than I think I could have under the same circumstances.
She’s worried about finances and other practical matters. When I looked over her finances, I see that with appropriate professional advice (which she’s getting) she’ll be all right. I also saw that she had many friends, neighbors, and even distant relatives willing to offer support.
I think she’ll be OK.