Sep 10, 2015 - 04:58 PM
I think one of the most important things to remember is that she is no longer in control of all the aspects of her life, and is aware of it: she's living in an institutional setting, is wheel-chair bound, and can no longer even decide what she wants to eat. (I understand that there are some food choices but it's not the same as going to the refrigerator or cupboard in your home). Here are some questions to consider:
Does she see her living situation as some sort of punishment?
Was she someone who exhibited suspicious behavior before her body started to decline?
Is she on any new medications since coming to this facility?
If this were my family member, I would arrange for both a medical and psychiatric evalution.
Best of luck to you and your grandmother.