My mom has been living with me and my family for 1 1/2 years now. She fell and broke her neck where she was living before, so that is why she moved in with me, and has healed from that. But since then she has gradually gone down hill physically. She just turned 89 years old, and had a very bad bleeding episode on Thanksgiving so I called an ambulance at her request.
I went to see her the same day and she was alert and fine. Feeling happy. Then the next day they said she tried to go to the bathroom by herself and passed out. She looked like she had a stroke, with the turned down side of her mouth and all. And she wasn't talking anymore, only mumbling. Sure enough she did have a stroke. So now she can't walk, talk, feed herself, or use the bathroom without Adult Depends on. They also lost her bottom dentures and she can no longer go to get any more, so she can't eat. Only liquids. I am so angry about that! Anyway they say they are going to get her on Speech and PT. I just don't know if this is going to work at her age. I just hate to put her through all that, but if anyone knows if this works, please let me know. I just don't know what I am going to do.
I don't have a POA for anything on her, and I have some nursing home papers that she needs to sign, before they can place her, if needed. But she can't write now. Really just had to let off some pressure, but any advice would be helpful.