Well, have scheduled my mom's move in date with the assisted living community for next Monday. We had to delay, her move in due to her fall 2 weeks ago, but she seems to be healing ok, and have follow up appt for the hand and facial fractures in a couple of days.
Her late day confusion has been worse since the fall, but her Neurologist seems to think that fairly normal with trauma and pain, so hopefully that will settle back to her previous baseline once she heals and adjust to the new living arrangements Her doctor prescribed Seroquel 12.5 mg to help with the extra confusion. She's taken it for a couple of days now, and the extra emotional distress and anxiety seem to be way down, but the confusion ( her husband alive(dead 14 years), looking for her child, wanting to make sure her mom(dead 35 years) know where she is ) that has remained. She seems more mad now, tonight she wanted me to help her call "somebody", but kept namin people who were dead, then getting mad at me when I couldn't call them. Then she called an old friend, all smiles on the phone.
Ok , now my question!
She has a little confusion upon waking, but not bad, as as she will need someone to help her get dressed in the morning untill her cast comes off, should be ok. She's ok morning and early afternoon. And once in bed, usually is down for the night. There are a few nights a week, that she has a weird dream, and wakes me up, looking for a child or saying there are people in her room, but that was a lot worse when she first came to live with me in September, much better now.
But I am worried about the time period after dinner and before bed. That's when she is the most confused and upset. I plan to stay the first couple of nights with her. But after should I employ a caregiver? Ask them to do what? She wouldnt like people she doesnt know hanging out in her apartment, maybe just knock and check every hour?
Ask her if she needs or wants the if she wants them to. I dont really know what to ask for. I really want this to work out.