It seems like Mom's Nursing Home has very little training in dealing with Dementia diseases. They do things like leave her on the toilet with the instruction to pull the call cord when she's done. Of course she forgets that 2 seconds after they tell her. They don't put her shoes or house shoes on because she didn't ask them to. Then her feet get really cold. Just a bunch of things like that. About 3 months ago they lost her glasses. In the occasional patient treatment planning meeting, I complained about it and asked that they replace them since they lost them. Their response was "okay, we will get an opthamoligist to come out and give her an eye exam". I told them she can't answer the questions needed for that. I gave them the name and phone number of eye doc that made the lost glasses. Fast forward to today. I got a phone call from an eye doctor the nursing home called and they said "We have been asked to go to the nursing home to do an eye test on your mother, and her insurance doesn't cover eye care". I explained why this would not work as they could not trust her answers.
Do any of you have this problem and how have you handled it? This is such a fine line we walk between doing what is right for your loved one and ticking off the people who might take it out in her.