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My aunt, who broke her hip two months ago, is coming home from rehab in NH this week. She got really upset about an incident that happened when the staff didn't come fast enough to take her to the potty chair and she wet herself, and also she was unhappy over how she was being treated in P.T. (she felt that they were rehabbing her more for her stroke-related problems that had been addressed by her home therapy than for her hip issues).So she had her granddaughter (my cousin) meet with the staff and pressure them for an early release. As a result, she will be home two days from today.I am nervous, almost terrified that I won't be able to care for her properly. I don't know how to move a hip patient! Do I do it differently than I moved her before? What about changing her Depends? There are so many things to worry about. And sad to say, the timing was awful because I was so looking forward to a major church function next week where I would have been gone all day. I guess that's out of the question now.Supposedly the NH is sending home therapists for PT and OT, she isn't too thrilled with that. After her stroke, she didn't like her first PT and reported his poor performance; the agency sent her a new person. Now she is going to tell them not to send the same ones from before.

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Thanks for the info. It seems like you are going to need some in home help whether auntie likes it or not.
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Windyridge...if you look back at some of my older posts, I explained that my aunt and I live together in "the family home", my grandparents' old house where I was raised and where she lived on and off withher sons (who are both now deceased).She would NEVER consent to AL or NH at this point because in past conversations she would say that she'd only go there when she was "old and senile", and at this point she's still mentally competent.
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Was auntie living in your home prior to rehab or her own home? This is going to be a rough road for you at home with her. My 84 yr old mom did hip surgery and rehab and I helped her through the process and spent several days caring for her when she came home. Mom is still mentally fit and a fairly agreeable person but it took every bit of my strength and patience to get her through this. Your aunt sounds like a much tougher customer. This can easily take over your life. I would look into al or nursing home for her.
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She didn't like the NH nor would she cooperate with PT? She will treat you just the same. She will tell people you make her wait for help. She will argue when you tell her she needs a shower. She will criticize your attempt to move her.
She is a complainer by her very nature.
Two weeks from now you'll be back here saying "Oh boy what did I get myself into?" Guaranteed.
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