My 92-year-old Grandma just moved in and falls a lot during the night.
How can we let her sleep in her own room with out me sleeping in the same room/bed as her? Right now she and I are sleeping in my Dads king size bed in his room and he is sleeping in my room. We are moving her stuff into or house this weekend, and then she is going to start sleeping in her own bedroom on the other end of the house. She gets up to use the bathroom at night and falls into the floor. She never calls out for help, but she ends up making enough noise to wake me up. Her new bedroom is on the opposite end of the house from my room and Dads room. There is no other choice in where her room can be, we live in a mobile home. It is impossible to get any sleep when in the same room with her. She moans loudly all night, and talks in her sleep. I get woken up every hour or so, never longer than 2 hours. She has a potty chair right next to the bed, not even 2 feet away, but she still manages to fall. I've thought about getting a bed alarm, but if she just gets up to go to the bathroom and doesn't fall, it would wake us up for no reason. I've also thought about an automatic fall monitor.but they call for emergency services and she has never hurt herself in a fall.She would forget about having a call button or other call system. She forgets what time/day/month/year it is. She wakes up in the middle of the night thinking it's morning and gets dressed. And wakes me up saying we over slept. I'm at my wits end and it hasn't even been 2 weeks! I am getting very little sleep and it is starting to make me physically sick. My Dad won't sleep in the same bed as her, and there is no room for a second one either. Please, is there anyone who knows of a automatic fall monitor that doesn't call emergency services, or anything else that would help? She can barley hear without hearing aides, you have to talk really loudly right into her ear and she is almost completely blind. Maybe I'm making this to complicated and there is a simpler solution. We sleep with several lights on in the bedroom. Please, if anyone has ANY input or advice, please please please let me know. 3 hours of sleep a night are just not enough for me.