Caregivers Susan Thompson and Doug Amussen said they received devastating news on April 30.
“Doug called me up and said, ‘I’ve got bad news, they are closing the doors today,’” Thompson said. “I just couldn’t believe it.”
“She kept saying, ‘this a joke, right? This is a joke.’ Unfortunately, it wasn’t a joke,” Amussen said.
They said the beloved Cache Valley Adult Day Center temporarily closed its doors two weeks ago, which displaced up to a dozen elderly people, including their aging mother, Colleen Amussen.
Thompson and Amussen said they have been taking care of their mother since January after she never fully recovered from a surgery. They said they have had no intentions of putting their mother in a nursing home regardless of the 24 hour care that she has needed. Instead, the siblings personally took care of their mother until they discovered the Cache Valley Day Center.
“She didn’t want to go the first day, but since that time, she’s loved it,” Thompson said.