She has to be transferred because she can no longer walk. The staff has put an alarm on her bed and chair after about her 3rd fall.
The nurse called me today telling me she fell last night. She has a hematoma on her forehead and bruising around her eyes. They said she is very sleepy since the fall, but they talked to a doctor and he ordered a UTI, a chest x-ray, and did a neurological check. She said her pupils were responsive.
Then she asked if I want them to send her to the ER and I asked what does the doctor suggest and she said with the neuro exam it seems she is okay, so I told them to leave her in nursing home and monitor her and take the other tests they said they were going to give her.
Should I conclude that she is not being given the proper care or assistance since she has fallen so many times? She is 86 years old. She has Parkinson's and some dementia. I am very concerned for her safety and well-being.
It seems most the nursing homes are so understaffed.