She’s wheelchair bound; she can’t stand up alone due to her extreme fear of falling, won’t even cooperate with a physical therapist. BUT when she desperately wants to get out of there, will try to stand up out of her chair only to fall down. At night she flails around in bed trying to get out of it..and then what? fall to the ground! She has a long-term catheter because she’s unable to pee without it.
She’s currently in a nice clean 6-bed facility. They take good care of her, but she desperately wants to come home. When I visit (daily), she’s fixated on going home with me and demands I don’t dare leave without her, when I must eventually. It’s horrible! I’m alone, am 85, and I can’t possibly give her the help she needs at home. Now again I ask, is in-home care for her a real possibility? I personally don’t see how it could be, but asking anyway.