She recently moved from Oklahoma to Missouri because she could no longer manage on her own. She was always falling. Home health was there for 30 minutes a day to take her blood pressure and dress her wounds. A close friend would stop by on her way to work. She lived there for 20 years. Now that she is up here, she has only fallen once because the doctor took her off some duplicated meds and she is not as dizzy. Her home is spotlessly clean there is nothing to do for her but watch TV. I have tried to take her to the senior citizens group but she refused to go in. I have tried to get her interested in church...she doesn't like my church so I offered to go to another one. She said no! I met with someone at a nursing home to get ideas for her...but all mom thinks is that I am planning on putting her in the nursing home. I assured her that she was not so far advanced to go into a nursing home and that a physician would have to send her to a skilled facility like that. I suggested an assisted living and agian she said no. She said she just wanted to die because she was so lonely.
I am reaching burnout. Our relationship has never been very good, but she realized that if she didn't move up here where I could look out for her that all her assets would be used up by assisted living and then nursing home. I offered to get a nurse to sit with her but she doesn't want to spend the money. What can I do? I am suppose to choose a topic, but don't have any idea where to begin. Cancer Diabetes Elder Abuse Fraud Hearing loss, medicaid and Veterans assistance do not apply