Mother lived independently in her home in Mississippi until a fall and hip fracture in June 2018. Her cognition seemed appropriate, but she was sleeping and eating all day and had withdrawn from social activities. She said it was due to embarrassment about incontinence. Post hip replacement surgery, her cognition has been unstable and her ambulation is poor.
I relocated her to an assisted living facility in Georgia 1 week ago. Last Sunday, she accidentally took 3 days of medication from her weekly medication box and had to go to the hospital for evaluation. The doctor mistakenly transcribed that mom had a “past medical history of dementia”. Physical and occupational recommended that she go to subacute rehabilitation to improve balance and function. She was transferred to yet another facility and is more confused, calling me crying and insisting that I come immediately to see about her. I am an only child; I’m sad, confused, angry and unable to fulfill my job responsibilities. Does anyone have any suggestions?