I was wondering how people decide which of the two is best for their elderly parent. My Mother is 84 years old, with Alzheimer's/Dementia which the major challenge, but also has two torn rotator cuffs, bad legs and feet from a back condition. Although we are struggling. really struggling we are able to take care of Mom at home with the help of a home attendant.
The question I have is.....How can you tell or decide if your elderly parent is better at home or a nursing home?
At home, she does nothing and just sits a stares at a TV all day.
A Nursing home although you lose your privacy, there are people, activities and professional people that can help with this terrible disease.
My family and I go back and forth on what to do. Any suggestions?