It's not safe for mom to stay alone in her house anymore, how can I start this discussion with her?
My mother is very independent and always has been. Unfortunately she has had many back surgeries, this past summer (where a facility broke her back). She was in the hospital and rehab for almost two months. Of course, I was here to help her out. Honestly it is a miracle she can walk as the doctors said she may never walk. Just as she was getting better, we found out she had to have double bypass open heart surgery (Dec 14). My husband and I were notified via Life Alert that she had fallen in her house; my husband purchased a home close to my mom for the main reason of caring for her. She had fallen and hit her head, having to go to the ER. She had a concussion, but would not listen to doctors orders when she arrived back home.
I had come to South Carolina back in 2007 to be close to my mom for any help she may need. I do not regret that decision for a second. I am looking for a support group to help with the burn out and frustration I am beginning to feel. In addition, knowing some things are simply not safe in her house for her to stay her alone. I have no idea how to start that discussion. Any advise is greatly appreciated!