My 85 year old mom, who has dementia, spent 5 days in the hospital, Thanksgiving week, receiving IV antibiotics for a UTI and then mild pneumonia. She then transferred to a skilled nursing facility to receive PT and OT for 3 weeks. She worked hard and was up on her feet walking with a walker and some assistance and was discharged on Christmas Day. By Saturday night (2 days later), she was unable to stand or walk without major help. All she wants to do is sleep and isn't eating well. The adjustment to home might be bigger than I realized, although she adjusted well to being in the nursing facility. She has home health care, and the visiting nurse who came out today said her vitals were good but maybe she is a bit dehydrated. It is so frustrating not knowing what is causing this sudden weakness. I don't want to send her back to the hospital to repeat the cycle again and am looking into palliative care at home. I am wondering how that has worked for others in a similar situation. Thank you.