My 94-year-old mother, who has lived with me for many years, fell 2 weeks ago and badly bruised her knee. She is recuperating at home, in a hospital bed in our living room, with health aides coming in a.m. and p.m., and a physical therapist 3 times per week. She's healing ok, does her bed exericses, and cooperates with the aides. But she keeps telling me she doesn't want to be able to get up, she just wants me to let her go, she just wants to die. Her body is healing, but she seems to have lost the will to live--feels she has lived long enough. I don't see how she'll ever get up and around again if she feels this way. She had minor confusion/dementia before this happened, but she's like a different person now. Has anyone experienced this, and what, if anything, did you do to help?
But I'd also ask for a Hospice eval, since mom is asking for no more intervention.