Mom (84,Dementia) has been in a private residential care home since February. To help with transition, and on advice of CareGiver, put Mom in Day Care from 3 down to 2 times a week ( paid by mom's small savings). Mom enjoyed it, but had to stop Day Care to replace lost dentures, and dwindling of funds. Geriatrician increased meds 2 weeks ago to help mom's anxiety/anger/frustration. I call mom when she asks about me (via CG), and try to
take her out about once a week. Yesterday, as I came by to take mom out for a few hours, CG said HER elderly mom (95)(poor eyesight/slight hearing loss) experienced mom's wrath by accidentally dropping a piece of laundry on the floor. When my mom pointed it out to her, and possibly didn't hear her reply (my mom also hard of hearing/deaf in one ear), mom acted like a bully and yelled at granny, saying, I'm the boss" and scolded granny, disrespecting her further verbally. When the CG ran over and tried to explain & calm mom, mom grabbed CG jaw with her hand and squeezed it, then grabbed her two arms and squeezed them, giggling. OMG,I was so appalled and felt so bad for them. Mom also seems to regularly pick on one of the other patients (94) because she cannot hold a conversation (alz), and tells her she should leave! Mom's geriatrician is very conservative with meds, so the CG has to practically "suck it up." I always call the nurse with updates, sometimes pleading to protect the others from mom's cruel behavior. Nurse said they don't want to over medicate/zombie her, but mom's abusive behavior is unpredictable.
This CG has been so patient all this time, and kind and is working within mom's very small budget, and I want to continue to support her so she won't kick mom out! I was told by a social worker that with mom's temperament, either it'll be extremely expensive to find her another CH or she won't be accepted at all. Any advice/suggestions will be appreciated.