My MIL is in a nursing home with dementia about a month now. She has always been nasty, argumentative and combative. Now she's at a whole new level. She is refusing her blood pressure medicine and it's sky high. So far, we've dealt with her throwing out her clothes nightly and not changing into her bed clothes. Now I find out she hasn't had a bath and will not allow a nurse to help her change. She throws the nurses out of her room.
The nursing home wants her to go to a Geriatric Psych Hospital where I am sure they will restrain and force her to do these things. They say that she needs 2 weeks in a psych hospital but the home may not necessarily be able to hold her bed 2 weeks. My husband and I are a wreck. The home makes it sound like there is liability for them because she won't co-operate. I get that the bathing problem is huge. Right now she has a fungal infection on both legs. Can the nursing home force her to go to the psych hospital? Can they become so fed up that they simply evict her? We've closed up her apartment. And what happens if the bed is gone in the nursing home at discharge? Does she stay in the psychiatric hospital or go to a different nursing home if her bed is no longer available? Can they evict her and send her to us? I have medical issues and won't be able to handle her. We are meeting with the social worker and nurses tomorrow. I just had to reach out to see if anyone else has dealt with Geriatric Psychiatric hospitals.