Mom is 81, she will not bathe or change clothes at all. She smells and it is making my clean house smell. I've tried everything . Help.
My mom lives with us and she is dirty. She has only been with us for a month and a half and she has just taken a sponge bath one time.She has also been in the same clothes day and night. I have tried talking to her and even laid out her clothes and personal hygiene items in her own bathroom and I ran the tub. She just let it get cold and did not clean up. She needs a little assistance getting in the tub but it can be done and she is not shy. Her hair hasn't been washed in months and we were out in public and I put her in a wheelchair and when I was pushing her I could smell her hair yuck. Her hair is long and she keeps it put up. I guess that she thinks that if she combs her hair then that's enough well it's not . Other people are noticing too. She does not qualify for in home health care so it's up to me to try to fix this situation. She has totally taken over our livingroom and we can't even watch what we want to on TV because she hates our programs. All that she wants to watch are VERY old. We put cable TV and a very large TV in her own room and it is beautiful in there. I wish that somehow if she wants to watch something to her taste that she would use her TV that we got for her. She is set up in her own beautiful room but leaves her lamp on all night and her TV runs really loud all night. It is keeping us awake and we have tried many times to tell her it's too loud but she disregards it and turns it up when she can hear just fine. Help. I love my mom but this is my house too.