Mom has serious mobility issues. Has bone on bone arthritis in one knee and has had 3 replacements of left hip. Due to post surgical infection, (as well as her age and general medical condition) she can not have knee repaired. She also has severe spinal (lumbar) and cervical stenosis.
She is in constant pain and we always must choose between pain coverage and mental status...so sensitive to pain meds that she usually takes just advil or tylenol...and suffers.
PT folks have said there is no hope in getting her stronger...so when is it time? And who (which Doctor) orders this so that we can get some coverage for the needed equipment?
* If you have done this with your loved one, how did it go?
* How did you keep them able to transfer independently?
* Did you need to get a wheelchair van/car etc for transportation?
* How did you parent deal with the idea of being "chair bound"?
Thanks for your help and ideas!