My grandmother is refusing physical therapy for her pelvis fracture. How can this be dealt with?
My grandmother recently fell and had a small fracture in her pelvis that was not caught until about a week later (only showed up on CT scan). She was then hospitalized, and was in a lot of pain for a while. Now, she is discharged into a nursing home for rehab, but due to the dementia, is refusing to participate in physical therapy. She is capable of walking, but without rehab, we have no idea what to do. Encouraging, explaining, reasoning has not worked. Any suggestions about dealing with dementia patients who are refusing physical therapy would be very appreciated.