Mom just had her fractured hip repaired. Her dementia has greatly increased.
Prior to this she was very independent and active, and very stubborn. Now she is in a horrible SNF, they have only authorized her for 2 weeks, but she has gone down hill. I am told she MUST have one on one care. I know we have some good memory care facilities, but they don't have a sitter in case she tries to get up from her bed? It doesn't seem like just home care would be in her best interest. She has to have a cath, has diarrhea and constipation, pain meds....??
question 2) anyone know a new law (California) that a family member can stay with a patient who is cognitively impaired, starting Sept. 1st?