My mom suffered a stroke in July, 2010. After spending three months in a nursing rehabilitation hospital, she was discharged into my home care. She insists someone sleeps next to her every night at bedtime. My younger sister has taken upon this task six nights a week and I do the seventh night.
We have tried everything to get her used to sleeping back in her own bed but nothing works. The home attendant only lets her nap for an hour during the day. she also demands that the television and all bedroom lights be kept on throughout the night. The doctor recommended a light sleeping pill but my mom wants no part of it due to her other medical issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. Both of us are working professionals that require early morning working travel.
We love our mom dearly but we're "pooped"
Sleepless in Queens, New York