My mom is suffering from depression and has not left her room in over a year. Is there anything I can do to get her to leave her room?
She suffers from depression, congestive heart failure and diabetes. She fell a number of times in the past, the last time resulting in a 2 months long stay at the hospital. My dad died 8 years ago and she retired from work due to health reasons about 3 years ago - her health deteriorated drastically afterwards. I tried talking to her, I tried leaving her to her own devices, I tried being angry, I tried everything I could think of. If she's happy not leaving her room ever again, I'm fine with that, but I would like her to be able to walk if she needs to. I worry that one day she will sit or lie down in her bed and she won't be able to get back up. Her legs "leak" and I think it has to do with her lack of movement, but nothing I say or do help.