Family is debating what's best for dad. He's 95 and in rehab right now following a hospital stay for a leg infection. Mom is 90, in OK health but has pretty bad short term memory problems. They were living alone taking care of themselves before the hospital stay.
Dad has no control over bowel movements and has a urine catheter. This happened as a result of the hospital stay. Mom wants Dad to come home so she can take care of him. Not sure if he will ever be able to walk again.
My question is- can in-home health care workers really be able to properly care for him seeing he needs to be changed several times a day. If so, should it be 24 hour care?
We're really worried my Mom will hurt herself trying to care for him. At the rehab the aides are always telling her to stop trying to help him. My father is always asking her to help him.