so ugh. Since I came home Friday, dad has called me 3 times from the rehab center to check on my mom because she "isn't answering the phone." She sleeps with her bedroom door closed (sometimes locked and I made her show me where she keeps the spare key yesterday). My parents sleep in separate bedrooms. Neither has a phone in their room. Mom doesn't know how to use the alarm clock. So I just ran over to check on my mom and of course she is just fine; but just woke up because she couldn't get to sleep last night. I called dad to let him know and he said he had a hard time sleeping last night too. both my parents are so resistant to taking anything to help them sleep - in fact when I told dad to ask the nurses for a sleeping pill, he said, yeah, but I don't know what the side effects might be. I told him SLEEP is the side effect. lol. Jeez. Mom doesn't want to take any sleeping aids at all (although she took them while in Japan!) I told her then she needs to set her alarm clock - that's when I found out she's never used it before for the alarm! holy crap. lol. Each morning she has been getting up later and later and subsequently can't get to sleep until later and later.
I'm gonna reset the rings on their phones to 50 million, buy them both a cordless phone for their bedrooms (dad though AT&T would have to come to the house to "set that up" so I had to 'splain the concept to him. sheez.
Are these kinds of issues "normal" with older people? Thank goodness I only live 3 miles away and have a flexible enough job to be able to do this. lol **pulls hair** lol.