My mother is in a nursing home and suffering from severe dehydration. Apparently the staff has not been monitoring her fluid intake. She was diagnosed with a UTI a month ago. Her doctor put her on an IV but she keeps pulling the IV line out. Now the staff is asking us to come and stay with her to make sure she does not continue to do that. My sister and I are the only ones who live in the same state and we both work full-time. We cannot just leave our jobs whenever we want. We both go to the nursing home after work and stay until 9 p.m. but we cannot do that during the day. The nursing home is insisting we hire a visiting nurse to monitor her and this is at the family's expense. Has anyone dealt with this before? I suggested putting a mitt on her hand or a glove of some sort. Surely the nursing home can come up with a solution. And we are very angry that they let her get so dehydrated in the first place. How much time does it take to make sure she drinks a cup of water every hour or so? My sister and I are beyond frustrated. For the weekend it is going to cost almost $5000 and how are we going to ensure that this doesn't happen again in the future?