Mom has been in a nursing home for 10 months. She had a great roommate, who has been in the hospital and now on the Medicare wing. They brought a lady in who has Alzheimers and is very hard to manage. Mom can't use her own bathroom, this lady has some kind of infection. She gets up and down all night long, goes in the hall, turns lights on, tries to get in mom's bed. Mom is exhausted, weak and has made herself sick over this. I have seen it first hand, so I know it's accurate.
I just called the unit supervisor and let her have it. Mom has complained to her and she told mom she couldn't do anything. The other staff members feel horrible for mom and told her to refuse this person when they found out she would be mom's roommmate. I said I needed a change made by tomorrow morning or I would make drastic changes to mom's care (pull her out or move her to a different unit).
Mom hates being there, the care has been great til now. This just adds fuel to her fire to want to come home. She pays over $5000 a month and is miserable because she thinks she can take care of herself at home and now with this roommate issue, it's worse.
Is there anything else I can do? I feel like an only child, because my siblings do nothing to help. I think they are trying to get this lady into the alzheimers unit and must not have a bed for her. They have a dementia semi lock down unit, she needs to go there.
Ideas on what else to do? They promised me when I put mom there, they matched roommates carefully, obviously not.