Bringing mom home.
My mother had undetected afib and in 2009 had a stroke resulting in vascular dementia. Her short term memory is compromised. Mom will be 93 next month. She did not mind assisted living and did fairly well but her macular degeneration and hearing loss often left her isolated regarding activities. She had a UTI while in assisted living and wandered outside of the building early one morning. She stood by the door until someone saw her. That was immediate memory care transfer. Mom is so unhappy as she just desires to be with family. She lived with my husband and myself for 2 years but at that time we had no idea re options. Now, mom is on Medicaid and also receives VA aid and attendance money. I cry when I see her so lonely and am seriously considering bringing her back to live with us and have a caregiver for her during the day while I am working. Has anyone done this?