Concerned about mother's black eye!
I received a call this afternoon from my sister who went to visit my mother this morning at the personal care home/dementia unit where she was placed in August. The morning aide informed my sister that my mother sustained a black eye last night and no one seems to know how it happened. First of all I have POA for my mom and no one notified me from the personal care home about my mom's black eye! To say the least I am upset about hearing this and not sure how to handle. I have a call into the executive director to find out the details. From what my sister was told the night time aides said my mother walked to her home and when she came back to the community room she had a black eye and no one can seems to know how it happened! My mother is 79 years old and suffers from stage 6 alzheimer she walks fairly well with out a walker or cane so I'm not convinced she might have fallen! I live 100 miles away but on my last 2 visits I was not pleased with how I saw the night shift aides sit around texting on their phones and not paying attention to the residents. When I helped the one resident walk from the dining table to the TV area her pants were clearly soiled from urine and she was wet down to her knees! I will be turning 55 in 2 months and feel like take early retirement and moving my mom back home for me to take care of her. I welcome your advice.