What do you do when a mother who constantly falls?
My mother lives in an assisted living home where she gets excellent care, she gets medication every two hours and an assistant will come within 5 minutes of Mom pushing a button suspended around her neck to assist her in going to the bathroom and getting in and out of her recliner.. She has Parkinson's with severe mobility issues where she is confined to a wheelchair. She also is incontinent and wears diapers. She is almost 86 and has started having memory and judgement issues. My brother, sister, and I get frequent calls from various caregivers that our mother forgets to use her call button and tries to walk or transfer herself which results in a fall, The facility where she lives will not allow an alarm that alerts the caregivers to when she stands up as it will disturb the other residents. She fell again yesterday and her physical therapist told me that she needs 24/7 care. My sister figured it out that she has enough money to live where she is for 5 more years. Where she is now, she has her own furniture, planned activities, and three meals a day in the dining room in beautiful surroundings. We have moved her several times to increasingly more assisted care and she cries and is miserable when this happens. Should we move her into a convalescent care facility where she will only have the money to stay for two to three years or leave her in her present situation where she is now basically happy.