He does not like the walker. Does he have Dementia because he does not like the walker? Should I hire caregivers because he does not use the walker sometimes. It is expensive to have caregivers what should I do? We cannot afford it.
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Walkers provide more stability and security and once mom started using it, she liked it. Get the one with the seat. Get it through Medicare if you can. With Humana insurance it was only $14 dollars. It’s a nice rolling walker with a seat.
I had the nurse tell my mom about a walker when I saw the cane wasn’t providing enough stability for her.
Explain your husband that without the walker, there’s a really good chance he will fall. You cannot and will not help him get up. You will need to call the rescue squad. They’ll send out a bunch of guys to come get him off the floor. If he hurts himself, he’ll have to go to the hospital. If he REALLY hurts himself, he could wind up in a wheelchair. There will be hospital and doctor bills. You might need home health care and he might need physical therapy. Ask him if it wouldn’t be easier just to use the darned walker.
No matter, I am sorry you’re going through this. I completely understand how frustrating and upsetting it is. You just want him safe. Hoping for good things for both of you.
You can always explain to hubby what it will look like if he takes a fall and gets a broken bone or head.
Emergency room, hospitalized, rehabilitated and then a long term care facility because he is a fall risk and he refuses to do what is required to keep both of you safe.
Sometimes outlining what the consequences are can help, sometimes not, but you will be able to proceed with no guilt because he was told that he would be going to a facility if he fell and got injured.
I would not pick him up if he does fall. This could injure you and that is not acceptable. His choice but his consequences.