How do you deal with mean and miserable old lady?
I hate even calling her that but there are no other words to describe her. We decided to move her in with us after an auto accident and she is beyond mean to the kids (ages 8 & 10), DH and myself and she is my mother. She is 85 and still wants to drive which I think is part of the problem since we told her not until she would need to get hearing aids which of course she wants no part of. She is constantly yelling and I think part of it is not hearing what is being said to her. I told her she could gladly leave and go elsewhere but she doesn't want to do that either. I have spoken to her family care doctor who says other than the hearing issue and problems with her wrist from the accident she is healthy as a horse and unfortunately we cannot force her to get hearing aids. I have suggested she go to Senior Centers just to get around othes her own age but she wants no part of that either. I am not sure what we can do to try and make her happy but I am about at my wits end in trying and totally losing it with her. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. TIA