Mom has been in the same nursing home/rehab center since July 2014. She went in with a broken hip. They did some therapy, but it was halted because they said it was not "progressing". She also has diabetes and arthritis, especially in her knees.
Basically she is unable to walk, she needs assistance going to the bathroom, getting out of bed, etc.
A few months ago she suffered a minor stroke. She could not talk or move for 6 days. 2 weeks later she suffered a small heart attack. About a week after that, the staff at the nursing facility weren't doing there job, and mom fell on the side of her head. Despite all that, she is still living, but barely.
I try to visit her often, but it's taking its toll on me. Trying to get her outside is hard enough, but recently I tried to get her in my vehicle, but I could not do so.
She's tired of just sitting in her wheelchair all day long, and I can't blame her. The facility does not provide any trips from the facility, nor will they let the county provide transportation. So I am trying to figure out how I can get her out, just for a few hours if need be.
I do not have money for a handicapped equipped vehicle, which would be ideal.
Does anyone have any other suggestions as how I can get my mother into some type of vehicle so she can get away from her "prison", even for just a few hours?
Thank you so much for any help!