Hi, my Mom is in a nursing facility in the AL unit for rehab and cannot walk so she gets moved around with a lift. When she has to go they put her in bed when they get around to it and then at night she is without a pullup because she gets sore from the plastic so they just have a large washable bed pad under her and she pees all over herself which she hates because it is not normal. Sometimes lays in the bed all night wet because the third shift is basically there to keep track of who knows what. I have been told that a cath causes infections but the sores she gets from laying in urine all night take forever to heal. What is your take on this??? Thanks
6:29 p.m. EST, 28 August
And I hope they are using some type of barrier cream?
The NH her mom is at is probably understaffed and overworked, hence no checking on her mom as often. Glodeo also may not be able to stay overnight, and honestly, she should not have to do so. As much as many NHs charge, Glodeo's mom should be getting great care.
I agree with Stacey about considering hospice care.
When she'd feel the tube against her leg she didn't understand what it was. She pulled it out three times before we came up with the solution to put pajama bottoms on her instead of just a nightgown.
When her hip healed well enough that she could be transferred they removed the catheter. It had been in longer than they prefer, but she did avoid infection, thankfully.
So a catheter is not necessarily a solution without its own problems.
In your place I would be advocating for the pad to be changed promptly on the third shift as well as the other shifts.
How do you know it isn't changed all night, by the way? I spent several overnights in my mother's room to get an idea of what was going on. Have you done that? Is that how you know?