My mother is very independent and either doesn't understand what is truly going on with her or is in denial.
I have just recently began 24/7 care for my mother a few months ago. Although I have always managed her medical and dental treatments, she has always been independent. After her hospitalization for congestive heart failure, she returned weak and with poor memory and judgement. She already had a few other conditions where she was under a doctor's care. She is in control of all her hygiene needs but I need to dispense all medication and serve her all her meals. If I don't, she will not eat or take meds properly. I also have to make sure she is getting in her walks and exercise routines. That is where the 24/7 care is needed. My problem is as I said before she was independent and either doesn't understand what is truly going on with her or is in denial. She now lives with my family and although we have made accomodations for her and all pitch in to help, she is not comfortable around us and wants to return to her previous living situation. I feel I have a very stable routine for her as is both her doctor's recommendations but she keeps telling everyone I won't let her go stay with the relative she was living with before. I hope someone can give me some advice on how to deal with this so I don't feel like a prison warden