Mom is 83, has had type 1 diabetes for 50 years, is suffering moderate dementia, lives in an assisted care residence that both she and I have been very pleased with. Now her money is running out and my choices for her are either move in with me, try to get my sister to split the cost with me to stay where she is, or relocate her to a nearby Medicaid facility. She is under hospice care for her dementia so all of her diabetic care would fall to me if she moves in with me. I have administered insulin on a sliding scale before, so technically I could do that. But her diabetes is so brittle now, I am fearful.
Bottom line is, because I can give her insulin, I feel like I should. When she was lucid and in fact, all her life, she did not want to live with one of her kids. I tried to have her live with me before she moved in to the residence, and again, she said she couldn’t imagine anything worse than living with her grown children.
Sorry this is so long, I tried to be succinct, I guess I’d just like some thoughts and opinions.