After a month of being in the hospital and rehab, mom will be discharged tomorrow. She has done well with her PT and her therapists have encouraged her with accolades as to how well she is doing. Problem is she is expecting to go home with the intent of running marathons. She honestly thinks she is in better shape than when she fell because she feels so much better. What she doesn’t realize is that she is under constant supervision and only does what she is told. At home she’ll do what she always does and forget all about the guidelines they set for her. Her dementia is well disguised because she wants to go home and will say and do anything to get her there. Once home, I’m sure she’ll go back to her old ways, not using her walker, bending and reaching and twisting which will only aggravate her condition (she has PMR and compression fractures, along with severe osteoporosis). Her rheumatologist thinks AL is the best place for her......but she refuses. Sister and I will share the brunt of this burden, as my dad is not capable of being a full time caregiver. I’m at a loss.
Do I just wait it out until the inevitable happens?