I just want to know from others who have been through this what is ahead for me. My mother stays in bed a lot and watches tv and is slowly doing that more and more. Her leg strength is nearing the point where she can't stand up out of bed. She no longer goes anywhere but the bathroom and has requested a potty chair for her room.
She refuses physical therapy and won't take antidepressants. She takes blood pressure and cholestrol prescription but has no diagnosis of any heart problems, diabetes, etc. She does have swelling in her feet but manages it by keeping her feet up.
Once someone can't get out of bed, her care will involve changing diapers, bathing her in bed, and turning her regularly to keep bed sores away, right?
Will her mind deteriorate if she is in bed more? Sleeps more? What kind of home health, nurses, etc do I need to think about hiring?
Any tips greatly appreciated.