She drinks it at night when she takes her sleeping pill.
Pt does not show any signs of impairment and states that it just helps her to sleep. She still drives to the grocery/liquor store just around the corner from her home but does so infrequently. Her son is going to try to take away her car keys. This pt is in very good health other than recouperating from a small back surgery that was needed due to a fall. Son (who lives out of state) tells me she has had 2 falls in past couple of months and wonders if they were alcohol related. Pt does not use any aids for ambulation. I am being hired on this week as her caregiver only for 1 hour twice a week. Pt is resistant to having a caregiver come in as she is very independant. Is it ok that she have a little vodka at bedtime with her sleeping pill?