She has just been living there since October this yr. She had a stroke and heart attack and now is doing so much better except for sight. She doesn't want a TV in her room now and has trouble hearing even with hearing aids. She is on a floor with elderly men and woman whom don't talk to her much. She has gone through all her Physical therapy needed. Can now can use her arm and hands which were affected from stroke. The aides help her with a walker once a day and like most residential nursing homes there is not enough staff to help. She has days she gets mixed up in thoughts but for the most time she knows what is going on and is understanding when we can't visit her. . I have two other sisters that visit her at meal times when possible to make sure she eats well.
We encourage her that she is doing well and when we visit we take her for walks to another floor which she was on when she first was admitted. She gets hellos from nurses and aides that remember her. Not much to do when alone and sisters and I cannot take care of her at home and feel guilty. I encourage sisters that she is doing things at facility more than when she was living at her home.