I moved mama to an assisted living facility (ALF) after she fractured her hip in January 2019. She recovered from the hip surgery but did not resume walking in spite of several courses of physical and occupational therapy. Since COVID-19, she seems even less interested in regaining any independence. She used to assist with transferring herself and walk around her room with a walker. Now, I’m told she’s not helping.
The community changed management in July and now has less caregivers than before. I’m told they’re leaving her in bed all day because she is “unable to stand” and they don’t have the staff to help. This is going to lead to bedsores and other complications. Other than severe osteoarthritis of shoulders and right knee, there are no other illnesses or disease. I’m so frustrated that she won’t help herself. We pay $6200 monthly plus $1000 for a private caregiver 2 days a week. I fret to think of moving her to a skilled nursing facility because they are not nice and often reek of urine. How can I stop being angry? Do I move her, wait until she gets worse or the ALF kicks her out?