She got out of the house at 6am and a neighbor found her at the end of the street, it was freezing out! That was 2 weeks ago and I'm so nervous about this happening again. Even though I moved into her home she doesn't think it's her home. A few days before she escaped she had asked me to take her to visit her brother but he lives in another country. She said no, he lives in the area. Maybe she was trying to go visit him?
Her bathroom habits have taken a real turn. She wears depends but never seems to make it onto the toilet in time. I really don't have any help besides my husband and my siblings are useless. They crapped out on me 2 yrs ago when I broke my knee, when I needed their help more than ever. It's beginning to cause a problem for me and my husband. We just don't have the life we used to. Before we decided to move in with my Mom my siblings assured me everyone would be helping me. It never happened. Yeah, I'm more than pissed about that (and they're medical people)
I've reached out a few times for a nurses aide to come in but they're not reliable. Right now I have a nice woman who comes to shower my Mom and sit with her 2x a week for 2 hrs each day. Just waiting for this aide to flake out on me.
My Mom's Dr office was useless too so I stopped taking her there but now I have no Dr for her, I'm on a wait list at this point
A real stresser for me is that I don't know what the next step is. What is the process for looking into a long term facility for my Mom? I feel like it's going to be a nightmare. Do I need a Lawyer? She owns her home but me and my sisters and brother are on the deed.
Do I start calling around to facilities?? I'm so lost and have no one to ask or guide me in the right direction. Help?