My mom is 94 years old with moderate dementia. She broke her hip last week, a displaced femoral neck. We have opted not to repair with surgery due to risks with anaesthesia and her dementia, a recent heart event, and her risk of falling again.
She's back at her home in a memory care unit in a level 6 assisted living home, and in the first 24 hours she has already used the commode on her own and got herself halfway across the room before falling. Thankfully she did not further injure herself. She did join the other residents in the common area and was quite jovial, and we know she gets good care at this place.
How do we keep her safe from falling again? There is usually an aide within sight if she's in the common area, but what about when she's in her room? Even if we pay a sitter, they only need to turn their head or blink and she can be off again. There are no restraints or alarms allowed where she lives and I think that goes for skilled nursing facilities also.
Any similar experiences or advice?