My mom finally got a CPAP. I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with this, or tips for getting her to use it. She's 87, lives in Independent Living Facility, has very bad ST memory but neurologist says she has normal cognitive function but she gets very confused with admin tasks at times.
Her GP rec'd the sleep study for her blood pressure issues (also Stage 3 kidney disease), she finally had it done, study indicated she should get the CPAP, insurance is paying for the AirSense10 from ResMed. It seems very quiet and nice and she got the comfy nasal pillows, too.
I'm thinking of getting her to use it while watching tv, for starters. Looks like there are compliance rules for Medicare/insurance to continue to cover the cost, so I want to be efficient and effective in how we do this but I live 2 hours away and my bro lives 40 min away. We visit about once a week. The in-house Medical Team has said they can help her with it, so we will try that, too.
Is it possible to not use the attached humidifier? I'm going to check. I think that has to be re-filled daily with DISTILLED water, and that is going to add to the confusion. If it's not 100% necessary, maybe we will start without that step?