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Should I bring my mom home for a night?

Is it a good or bad idea to bring my mom home for a night? That's all she wants.What do you recommend for taking her back?
Status: Open    Aug 04, 2016 - 07:39 AM

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Aug 08, 2016 - 08:56 AM

I don't know that there is a right way to answer your question without more information. Here at The Fremont, families of residents at both Assisted Living and Memory Care will take their parent home or out on something like vacation. The recommendation to do so (or not to) would come from the wellness (care) staff who work with that resident on a daily basis.

I would ask a few questions before making the decision:
- Why are you bringing mom home for a night?
- Are you able to provide for her care while she is home?
- Will she understand that her stay at home is temporary?
- Will the visit be agitating? Will it be "worth" it if she becomes angry or hostile?

There are residents who really shouldn't have a trip back home. However, we just had one resident stay at home for a night, just like your question, and in the evening, before bed, she began to ask family to come back to her new home here at The Fremont. She missed her friends and the comfort of 24 hour staff. She missed the security of wearing a call pendant in case she needed assistance through the night. She didn't feel like home was "home" anymore.

I wish you luck in making the decision. If you have the time, it would be helpful to hear your answers to the questions and maybe some more information on the situation!

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Aug 16, 2016 - 05:35 PM

Try it or you will never know...just be prepared as they are where she is now...you can always bring her back if need be...sometimes we agonize over things when we don't have to...

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