My mother has been the caretaker of my grandmother now for about 3 or 4 years. She has alzheimers. It has recently gotten sooooo severe. That my mother who also works 40 hours a week decided to find a nursing home.
She should have a bed ready for her this week. My mother is grieving and stressed as if she had already passed away.
Now I am wondering how bad the actual dropping off will be. My mother plans to do it herself with my father to help her....but I am soooo worried about the toll this is taking on my mom.
Alzheimers is a dreaded terrible disease!!!!
Asked by Anonymous at 5:19 PM on Jan. 26, 2009 in Health
Answer by Anonymous at 5:23 PM on Jan. 26, 2009
Answer by Momoftwo278 at 5:39 PM on Jan. 26, 2009
Talk to your mom & maybe offer going into the nursing home for awhile & doing surprise visits to see your grandmother. I think that if you both do these visits for awhile & do a routine of unexpected visits, you will have a better idea on how functional the staff are doing in this nursing home & with their patients. You had mentioned that your mother is really busy & can't take care of your grandmother full time anymore so another idea is to ask about the volunteer work that they offer in the nursing home. Maybe you or your mom can go there once a week & start up a fun game such as cards, scrabble, or dominoes with the elderly. This might even help your grandmother find a good friend. Whatever you decide, I hope your mom will find peace & positive outlook on this difficult time for her.
Answer by onespecialmom at 6:36 PM on Jan. 26, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 6:42 PM on Jan. 26, 2009
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