The pain pills are not working. She lives 15 minutes away and though I started rationing the medicine, she still tends to over medicate. She is nowhere near ready for an assisted living facility and the facility where she lives now and in fact is almost an assistant living because it is a partnership with her senior building and a health care company. We brought her to our house for a week and she got better, but now a week later, she is disoriented again.
I'm thinking a service or device that dispenses the pill one at a time.
I would sincerely appreciate any advice.
Before you look for a ‘device’ or take her for assessments, at least find out what is actually happening. It seems a bit complicated if you have never done it before, but it is really important. Best wishes.
Also, her being disoriented could be from being dehydrated. People that live alone seldom drink enough or get enough liquid from their diet.