Hello! My 93 year old Mom has been in Memory Care for over 2 months and still struggles with settling in, even though the nurses and aides have been wonderful with her.
My problem is that she insisted she keeps her outside doctor. To make a long story short, it is rather difficult to get into her outside doctor, and even his nurse and her favorite nurse in Memory Care said it would make it easier to switch her to the doctor at her Memory Care so she could get attention to her constant issues that arise.
For instance, she is having delusions more and more often. Last time, it took days to get an order for a urinalysis from her outside doctor to get to Memory Care, who sent the results the next morning. But it took 5 days to hear back from her outside doctor and get the medicine she needed, while my Mom was miserable and calling me constantly for the results.
I know she won't like it, but I'm just thinking of switching her over to the doctor at her Memory Care, which should also help her anxiety from becoming more and more confused.
Any advice as to how to best handle it, or should I just gently say that this is how it's going to be? Thank you for your help!