In Jan. of this year we researched different facilities that offered respite care and found one for my mom. She had been living with us for over 4 yrs and our home became hers. This facility evaluated my mom to make sure she would have the proper level of care. Days later we get a call ,mom fell and broke her femur. Totally devastated by this happening, our goal was to get her better and back home.
After surgery, she began acute therapy then was transferreds to a sub acute facility. Approximately two monthes later since entering respite she is ready to come home. The night before she was to come home ,I got a call from the sub acute facility, your mom fell and broke her other femur , that's right her other femur. Yes, more surgery and more therapy. A short respite stay has turned my moms life upside down. My moms health deteriated to such a level that it will be difficult for us to give her the care she needs . After much research, we have come up with several ideas. In total, mom will be home in the next several weeks having all the proper care needed. No it won't be easy. Just because the system has failed my mom, doesn't mean we will!