My MIL is in a full-time care facility and continually asks for a phone. Any advice?
She's in a full-time care facility and continually asks us to get her a phone. When she had a landline in the hospital, she called all hours. She was eventually moved to a facility with no phone line, and my sister-in-law got her a cell phone. She'd burn through the minutes in a day calling random numbers because she can't remember how to use the phone. I gave the phone back to my SIL because of the frustration it was causing my MIL. She would always think the phone was broken and it was out of minutes, nothing but random numbers that she had called (she forgets where she has put the laminated cards I made her with our names and phone numbers on each card). Now, she is insistant on getting a cell phone because _____. (Fill in the blank because it's something different each time.) She needs a phone because they're beating her up, someone came and had a gun, someone was trying to kidnap her, someone was stealing her stuff, etc. Reasoning does no good. I tell her I'm working on it, but she's persistent. I just don't know how to handle this. I was her caregiver before the police had to break into her home and we found her unresponsive and hours from death. She trusts me and I don't want to break that trust. I'm just at a loss.