The hard part is over.
I'm matching you with one of our specialists who will be calling you in the next few minutes.
Mostly, I just don't know how to deal with the guilt and the heartbreak because in that moment, she is devastated that I'm leaving her and she's being restrained. What a nightmare....
If this is on-going, maybe the staff has an idea that could help you. Even if it is under-staffed, this can't be good for them to have your mother fussing and crying, and having to be held, calmed down. God be with you.
She was more content and much calmer. I had many conversations with the social worker as she was more helpful with my concerns than the nurse manager. Hope you can find something that helps. Take care.
I wonder if it would help to pre-arrange with a staff member to come get Mom on some pretext when it is time for you to leave, so that you can leave when she is elsewhere.