My mother is in a NH and worries the nurses crazy about medication. She is on scheduled and some as needed meds, and that's where the problem is...as needed, It's mostly her anxiety and sleep med that she is a fanatic about
Problem is, when she lived by herself she was self medicating and now that she is getting her meds under a controlled environment, she is HECK to deal with.
She says things like the nurses are keeping the meds for themselves, the lack of them giving her meds as she asks is probably what gave her a brain bleed in Feb. Oh yeah, it's everybodys fault but her when things don't go her way.
She won't participate in any of the activities at the NH except for the smoke brakes. Her vision is very low, and mobility is limited but not limited enough to keep her from seeing and walking back and forth to the nurses station for them to check her diabetes, give me a nerve pill, etc.
I try to talk with her about concentrating on other things but everything I come up with she has an excuse. Basically, she has been a type "A" personaility and it is driving her bunkers perhaps hence the brain bleed.
Anybody can help with this. She wears me out and I feel bad for the nurses, she's a lot!