Mom came out of hospital 2 months back, and now is unable to walk. Any suggestions on how to get her mobile again?

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She has a 4x4 push trolley to help her walk, but she is unable to do this. She cannot stand on her own; actually she is unable to get herself up. She was walking before she was admitted into hospital.

In addition to her not working, has created constipation (My mom has allways suffered from this) and worst of all, is that it is taking along time for bed-sores to heal. There is one on her rear-end, as she is either lying, or sitting on it.

So therefore any suggestions to get he mobile again will be appreciate.

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Can you use bribery to get her to try? Is there somewhere she would like to go? You could take her there if she exercises 5 days in a row. Give her a cookie after each exercise session. Or show a special DVD. Get stickers from a toy store, and make a chart with blocks for what she has done. Fuss over her about how hard she is working, and how you love your best girl. Remind her about the good things that will happen when she can walk again.

"Girls" really eat up praise and affirmation, and it sounds like mom is becoming a girl again. She is very lucky to have such a loving family.
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Jeanne asked where I am from, we are from South Africa. The reason that I have posted here is that we do not have this type of forum where one can readily get answers; plus as far as I am concerned there is greater knowledge and experience to get from the USA.

My mom was admitted in to hospital for a kidney infection and to sort out her medication. She was in for a period of three weeks. We have a house GP and a specialist Physician who take care of my mothers medical issues. She has a very good medical aid, so no problems there. We also have a house keeper come care-giver who helps Monday to Friday. Sat and Sun are handled mostly by myself, obviously my Dad climbs in now and then.

As far as bed sores are concerned, we have gotten quite apt in dealing with them. To get someone in to do this is very expensive. We do not have controlled costs in South Africa, so anyone doing this type of thing will charge what they want. Too expensive and a rip-off so we do it ourselves. The surgical dressings and ontments that we use are state-of-the-art.

Normally coming out of hospital requires re-hab; this is a separate institution, which is paid by the medical aid. This includes physio and other activities.

We do believe that my Mom likes the idea of being pampered, and possibly does not want to walk as she is afraid that once she achieves this all the nice things are going to be taken away.

However, both my Dad and I are gently pushing her to try.
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Whitney, I'm skeptical about the OP's mom exercising! But to be fair, she can do things while sitting or lying, like raising her legs, that might build up strength. You need professionals to determine whether this is progression of her condition, or a setback she can recover from.
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Exercise and more exercise. It can help to make a chart, perhaps a wall chart, and each day have her do a little more exercise to gradually build up her strength.
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What was Mom in the hospital for? How long was she there? Did she have any physical therapy there, or afterwards? Has she seen her doctor since leaving the hospital?

Many people with dementia suffer setbacks from being hospitalized. Sometimes they slowly recover to their previous level of functioning. It sounds like in-home health care is definitely needed for Mom. She needs to get the bedsores heeled. She needs PT to evaluate her mobility situation. She needs help with the constipation. Your dad deserves help with her while you are working.

Are you in the US?

Give us some additional details and perhaps someone will have more specific suggestions.
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Upon discharge from the hospital, you mom should have gotten home health. Home health can provide PT to help her start walking. She also needs a home health nurse to get a home wound care speciality nurse to follow her bedsores until they are healed. She qualifies through medicare for these services and inf act they really should have been provided for her at discharge. If they were not, call her physician and have him/her submit for it. ASAP...ASAP...ASAP.

She probably should have stayed at a SNF for a while after discharge for strengthening. Anyone who has been in the hospital for 72 hours usually qualifies for this.
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