My mother has taken a turn for the worse with her AD. She is able to walk with a walker, but is still in need of someone right next to her. Yesterday I had her sit on the sofa and didn't pay much attention to how she was sitting. She was practically lying down! Oops.
We have moved her into a new bedroom which does not have 2 steps to get into the room. She did have the room over our garage that we had re-done just for her. But it has gotten too hard for her to manage those 2 steps. We also have 2 steps for her to get to the stairlift we have for her. Thought about getting one of those with a curve and down the 2 steps, but the whole mechanism is different and would cost upwards of $10,000!
So, the issue is this. I believe that sooner rather than later we will need her to be on one floor. We do not have a full bath on the first floor, and there is no way to make our 1/2 bath a full one without a great deal of renovation which would leave the entrance into the garage in what would become her bedroom. Which would make the house weird enough to make it hard to sell in a few years.
I am planning on keeping her on the 2nd floor and bringing her food up to her. Does anyone else do this? She is getting to the point that she really doesn't know where she is. This is not going to happen immediately, but I'm already feeling guilty about it!