Jan 02, 2016 - 08:04 AM
I am now considering moving her to assisted living but a lot of places here expect residents to be able to climb up and down stairs in case ofemergencieswhich she has trouble with....so do I send her to a nursing facility???? It's very difficult making correct decisions for a parent.
Jan 03, 2016 - 07:07 AM
In the case with MY Mother, she did live alone. The stove in her apartment was electric, so the choice was to un-plug the unit AND shut the breaker off. Now she could have turned the breaker back 'on', however she does not have the strength to pull the unit away from the wall and check the plug. If she called the Landlord, he was instructed appease her. A microwave oven and toaster oven were installed. The neighbor would check-in at least twice daily to see 'how you doing Pat?' The neighbor would also prepare dinner daily.
The story could be continued, but I believe that is not relevant to your concern/question.
Let me know if this helped.
Mar 04, 2016 - 04:04 AM