Should I put my mother in a retirement village or bring her back home?
My mother,77 yrs old, has COPD. Not on oxygen yet. fter suffering a TIA stroke in Dec, and three weeks of nursing home care, she was released in Jan and we decided to her into an independent retirement apartment where they provide breakfast and one meal. They will also shuttle to stores and medical appts. No asst nursing services given but they do ask for a 10 am check in to ensure she is moving around.. Wondering if we did the right move. Price is $2500 a month. Her home is paid for and now I'm beginning to think I should move her back home to save her money for when her COPD gets worse and she will need more care. When she doesn't feel well, which is about once a week, she gets very needy and wants more of my attention. I work full-time with family, so not alot of free time. I'm thinking maybe the smarter thing to do is move her back home and hire someone to come check on her a few times a week. I have one brother who lives out of town, so all care is given by me. I have been getting her house ready to rent out, as it still costs her about $300 a month until I rent it. She brings in $2700 a montht, so we need the rent to help with other bills she has. What to do? My brother wants me to keep her there for social, but I'm wondering if the care is more important...any advice appreciated.