My mother lives with us and doesn't want us to hire anyone to stay with her when we go out of town. Any suggestions on getting her to cooperate?
She is 88 and has macular degeneration, hearing loss & cancer. I’m so worried to leave her over night. She stays up half of the night watching tv and often sleeps in until noon. We have never left her alone over night. She is so upset with us saying she wants to live her own life the way she wants & doesn’t want or need anyone to stay with her while we are gone but she doesn’t drive, can’t read anymore... I do all the cooking and shopping, medical appointments, anything she needs. It’s gotten to the point now all we do is argue about this topic as the date gets closer to our departure... I am going to speak to her elder care attorney to see what legal issues if any there are. She is so stubborn and is now threatening to move into an assisted living place... My husband & I feel we do everything possible to please her but are now upset that she won’t cooperate and let us feel good about getting away. Any suggestions for us?