We recently put my MIL with Alzheimer’s in a nursing home. I have to say I am not happy with them right now. When she was at home she wasn’t eating or drinking like she should. She was losing weight, not cleaning herself up like she should, and ended up with a UTI. She was dehydrated when she went to the hospital before she went to the nursing home. So we thought it best to have her in a long term care facility so trained personnel could help her with bathing, see to it that she ate, etc.
Since she has been there, she’s fallen and fractured a bone. She caught COVID even though they are not allowing visitors except through a window where they can talk on the phone. Now she has pneumonia as a result of the COVID. This is her third trip to the hospital since going to the home. Her blood pressure is way down and heart rate is way up. I suspect she’s dehydrated. I used to have to remind her to drink water on a regular basis.
Aren’t they supposed to supervise them better than that? I don’t mean like be in the room with them every minute but check on them every hour or so to remind them to eat and drink? I am asking because I honestly do not know. She was sent there because she lived alone and we felt like she was no longer safe at home. Living with us or other family wasn’t and isn’t an option. She isn’t living alone now since she’s in the nursing home but that seems to be the only thing that is different from being in her own home. Are they all like this or should we consider moving her? They took great care of her when she went there for rehab but I am not impressed with their long term care.