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Care Transitions: Is it Time for Move from Independent to Assisted Living?

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CharD said...
How do I know when it is time to move mom into the assisted side, she is on the independent side at a Senior Living Center. She fell in the shower and broke a rib, has UTI and won't drink water when I tell her to. We do have a caregiver hired to give her her medications and make sure she goes to meals. We have also asked her to help with her showers until her rib heals and the caregiver called me to let me know my mom was sick so I could take her to the doc. The caregiver is very good.
from the Moderate Stage Support Group
Caring.com User - Emm
Emm said...
If you can, use the injury to explain the necessity of the move, it's the only explanation my mil would accept. It really is for the best, for her safety. Seize the moment.
Caring.com User - SuWhaley
SuWhaley said...
I agree with Emm, now is a good time.
Caring.com User - Gatfly
Gatfly said...
yup - in agreement, here. ♥

In-Home Care: Found a New Agency Through Caring.com

Caring.com User - dmbabbitt
dmbabbitt said...
I've had a bad two weeks and by chance today, checked in to Caring.com, to find I am not the only one. I had to fire my sister's caregiver who covers me the 5 hours I work. It took a while to recognize her neglect and poor quality care. In addition to leaving 1 to 2 hours early without my knowledge (normally when she leaves, she lays my sister down for a 2 hour nap u... more
from the Severe Stage Support Group
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Smathy DFW/TX said...
Oh man that is terrible! When my father was alive, for the last 10 years of his life he could not walk and had many hea... more
Caring.com User - kathy50
kathy50 said...
I'm so sorry to hear about your troubles with the caregiver. Thank goodness you found out what was going on! There is so... more
Caring.com User - dnk
dnk said...
I hope this one works out for you. I was at the point of a breakdown a few months ago because I dreaded the sitter we ha... more

Caring for Mom: What’s Best Way to Help Her When She Refuses Help?

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Lexie522 said...
For the past two years my mom has become very bitter, angry and mean to me. Her moods seem to go from being depressed and not caring about anything. She blames me because she can't live with me. I try and explain I have rheumatoid arthritis and can hardly get around myself. Its so hard to even talk to her anymore as she accuses me of not calling her for weeks when... more
from the Moderate Stage Support Group
Caring.com User - Gatfly
Gatfly said...
Welcome Lexie - poor Mom, poor you!! That has to be so frustrating! If you haven't done it yet, you need to get POA's fo... more
Caring.com User - Becca13
Becca13 said...
Welcome Lexie. ♥ I take care of my husband with ALZ/D and do not have that situation so I can't give you any advise. I can however send you a great big hug {{{{{{♥}}}}}}} and pray you will be able to get the advise you need here. ♥
Caring.com User - Piver
Piver said...
Gatfly is right. Have you looked into getting 2 types of POA's so you can make decisions for her. If she truly has dem... more

Caregiver Wellness: Letting Go of Denial and Frustration

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BethieBoo said...
Hello group. I haven't posted n quite awhile. I just wanted to share that I have finally, after seeing daily Mom's slow but steady progression in her dementia, I have had a very needed shift in my emotions. I have been holding on to denial and frustration. I am finally able to be more compassionate for her. I am so sorry it has taken me this long. I am such a selfish person. She deserves better, and I hope I am in a place now to be better. thanks for a safe place to get that off my chest!
from the Moderate Stage Support Group
Caring.com User - Gatfly
Gatfly said...
Hi BBoo! You know what? There are sooooo many different personalities of all folks involved in this disease - none of u... more
Caring.com User - LaurSavvy
LaurSavvy said...
Hi BBoo you sure are not alone in feeling frustrated and having to soul search to find a place in your heart to deal wit... more
Caring.com User - Tizzy
Tizzy said...
Hello BBoo. Glad you've come to a place that you feel comfortable posting. I think I read somewhere a saying that goes l... more

Alzheimer's Symptoms: How Long Will the Nasty Behavior Last?

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Misty1126 said...
Hi . . I'm a new member. My mom is driving me crazy, she is so nasty and miserable to my father and I but if someone walks thru the door she puts on this happy face and is nice to them . . as soon as they leave she is back to her nasty self, it makes me not want to be around her. I have to go there to pay the bills for my father and help him with cooking and cleanin... more
from the Moderate Stage Support Group
Caring.com User - lharper2006
lharper2006 said...
Welcome Misty - so sorry for the turmoil you & Dad are going through. I also take care of my Mom who has late stage ALZ ... more
Caring.com User - Coping in Canada
Coping in Canada said...
Welcome Misty. So sorry that you're having this to deal with. Your poor dad. I can't really advise since mom doesn't have this particular problem although she definitely acts different around "visitors".
Caring.com User - marianna
marianna said...
First off, Misty **WELCOME** Well, my mom isn't nasty or mean a lot of the time, but she does have her moments. She... more

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