Move to nursing home was traumatic for Mom - Just need to talk.
I moved my mom into a NH 2 months ago from the hospital after her home care agency said they could no longer care for her. She is 82 and has a lifelong history of mental illness. She has had Parkinson's, dementia for a while. I live 3,000 miles away and in same boat as many others - sole caregiver as sibling can't be bothered. Felt upon visiting that NH was not too bad. The staff appeared decent and surroundings comfortable. Was relieved they were willing to take her considering her medical history. This entire hospitalization/NH transition has traumatized her I am afraid beyond recovery. She is so miserable. I try to talk to her every week or two and she cries and says very sad things like "I don't care what you do with my body". I have her former home caregiver who is wonderful visit once a week and even she has expressed concerns about her mental state. It breaks my heart that what I had to do has traumatized my mom so. Just need to talk and maybe hear from others who have similar experience. Thank you.