$$ is not an issue. Good news is she did not have a stroke, heart attack or an illness. She is in good health overall. Her bum right knee is what suddenly gave out as she was going downstairs to email me!
She is very happy in her home and (3 levels) does not plan on any long term care facility. I'm the middle of 5 chldren and the only one more than 45 minutes away from her. I'm 3,000 mile away. I do know rehabilitation must be successful if she is going to return home. Also know if she does return, she will have to have an elevator or chair lift thing in place. How do we find the best rehab place for her? She is in the DC area...(Bethesda, MD) so there must be some resources. $$ is not an issue what is important is finding the best care for her condition. Also, I don't know when I should go back home. If she comes through the surgery in good shape like all say...then into rehab for ??? long, would it be wise to wait until the prognosis is determined and then go to help with the elevator and such to be with her when she does come home...or...if she is not responding to the treatment, go to help determine what can be done for her comfort. When Dad died I stayed with Mom for 4 months to help get her back on her feet emotionally and with all the adjustments in their house that needed to be done for Mom to live alone.
This is all so sudden. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Bonnie