I was called by the ALF staff and told that my cousin, whom I have POA for, was refusing to get out of bed. She had wet herself and was saying she had quit her job and was not getting out of bed. I got up, got dressed and drove 20 miles to the facility to deal with her. She has dementia and brain scans are pending, but AD is expected. She also took a fall a couple of weeks ago and her spine doctor says it will take weeks for that to heal, but that's not why she wouldn't get up. She just wanted to sleep in and not get out of bed.
Until now she has been cooperative with the staff. She tells me they are nice and she likes them and living there. She told me she didn't like the way they were ordering her around yesterday morning. That's why she said she quit her job.
Most of the time, she thinks she works at the ALF. She thinks the director is her manager. She calls the cafeteria the break room. I don't disagree with her. I just told her she could quit if she wants. She just needs to get her bath, dressed and then she can rest and watch tv all day if she wants. That seemed to satisfy her and she got up and got ready with help.
I really wish the staff would have worked with her and got her to get up, get her bath,(someone assists her with that) and dressed. Certainly places like that handle people with these type of situations all the time. I personally see there are many dementia patients in the facility. Why can't they just deal with it? Why do they just throw their hands up and call me instead of dealing with it? Does this happen to others?