Is going to adult day care 7 days a week too much?
My mother ,at 96 ,goes to adult day care every week day. I have found another day care that has week end and Holiday care.. I am thinking of taking her to the one she has been attending on the week days and to the other one on Saturday and Sunday. I work part of the day on Saturdays and would like to attend Church with my family on Sundays. My husband works at night and when I leave on Saturday he is asleep ; this is like leaving her alone which is not a good or wise thing to do. I never know when the dementia will make her go outside and of course falling is always a possibility. They start a little later on Saturday and Sunday so she could sleep later than on the week days. Also she would have something to do and stimulation which she doesn't get here at home . She actually sleeps all day on the weekends from boredom. Doesn't watch TV or read. I just worry that I am over doing her expecting her to get up and go 7 days a week. This is cheaper than having someone come to our house and stay with her. Also I feel she will get more out of going to the day care. I don't want to abuse my mother . Thoughts anyone?