We recently have taken over the care my MIL after realizing the memory care facility was not giving the care we either expected or received. She is 99. Mom entered there 6 weeks ago walking with a walker and after many falls and a fractured hip, and ending in a wheel chair we decided to try to take care of her at home. Surgery is not recommended. Hospice has been a god send for us. 3 days a week we have a CNA for bathing and general visits.
Our problem is she has Sundowners and sleep is nearly impossible. We are working with Hospice
for solutions and medicine to help her and me sleep.
I put her to bed with all clean fresh sheets and comforter a clean fresh diaper etc...within 30 minutes she removes the diaper. She moves all the sheet protector pads and her diaper. Hence a wet Or pooed bed, clothes and her “agitated Sybil personality” comes out.
I can deal with the dementia but the diaper part is wearing on me. Feces and urine soaked everything. All day she can go without having to potty. As soon as nighttime comes she always has to go and we have to get out of bed and into a wheelchair to go to the bathroom. I just want to be able to keep her diaper on! Anyone have any suggestions?