My mother is at end stage glaucoma. She broke her hip a couple days before her 80th birthday, had surgery, and was transferred to a nursing home for rehab. She didn’t show much improvement. I figured she just became afraid to walk again. After an 8 month stay at the nursing home, I finally removed her at her continuous and constant request to go home coupled with depression from being there. I had her entire older home remodeled to accommodate her new disability and went home with her to help care for her. At first, she would help in her transfers from bed to wheelchair to vehicle by at least trying to stand with help. After a few weeks, she gave up. I spoon feed her because of her vision problem. Lately, she has pocketed her solid food and spits it out later. That only happens with solid food. I give her her medication by crushing it and placing it in applesauce, yogurt, pudding, etc. and although that does the trick, she complains of the bitterness. She was unable to swallow pills and tablets anymore. It's bad enough she eats only about 5 spoonfuls of food per meal and she spits it out. She’s an extremely picky eater so I’m running out of options and hand cooked puréed food is something she doesn’t like. She sleeps a lot and when she isn’t, her eyes are always closed. At night when her dementia is in full swing, her eyes are wide open even in the dark! She is on at home hospice which is a huge help, especially when the CNA comes to bathe her in bed. My big concern therefore is her diet!