We had successfully transitioned mom to an ALF on December 1. She loved the community and was settling in nicely. She fell on December 9 and has been in rehab since.
She tested positive for Covid December 23 and has been in quarantine for the past 14 days. She appears to be coming out of that, thankfully.
She has a pattern of calling multiple times during the night — usually starting around 10:30 PM. I wake up in the morning to find six or more “missed calls“ and voicemails. I had to shut my phone off to be able to sleep.
The troubling thing is that she has no concept of time. She often forgets where she is. Sometimes I think she might be “sleep calling“ and gets stuck in that loop, auto calling every 30 minutes or so until she finally falls asleep. She doesn’t remember making the calls the next day.
Worse, the voicemails she leaves make me feel awful. They’re often cries for help — “call someone to get me some water”, “no one is coming to help me”, “please get me out of here”.
I can’t bear to listen to them, and I don’t know what to do.
She’s likely going to be in rehab for another month before she returns to AL. Now that she’s past quarantine, she will begin a fairly aggressive PT and OT schedule to help her recover from the fall. I’m hoping that will help remedy the problem, as she’ll be physically and mentally fatigued by the time she goes to bed.
Any suggestions in the meantime? I’m really worn out over this.