We recently moved my 94-year-old mother in law into assisted living. We have wanted to do so for several months but she was dead set against it. She is very confused, lonely, sad, cries all the time, and barely eats. We felt that if she was in assisted living she would have people caring for her more than we could, as well as the opportunity to meet people and participate in activities. But we could not get her to agree to it.
Three weeks ago she fell and broke her wrist, which gave us the window we needed to make the move. We found a lovely place and moved her in a week ago. She is surrounded by her own furniture and we tried to take as many of her treasured possessions as possible. But now all she does is cry and say she wants to go home. She doesn't understand why she is there and that it's no longer safe for her to live alone. She also does not seem to remember how sad and lonely she was at home. Not to mention the toll it's taking on my husband and I, both emotionally and physically, but that's another topic for discussion.
Is it possible that we made a mistake and this isn't the best thing for her? Is this just an adjustment period? Any input or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. We just don't know where to go from here.