Wednesday, December 05, 2012
We have a lot of angst about this. My MIL is in total control of her mental faculties and she knows what is going on and absolutely hates being at the nursing home. However, her body is failing and therein lies the problem. She wants to come home and honestlly, we would have her home except for the nursing care that she would need. I don't mind helping her but I will not lift her and I'm not going to give her a bath if she can't get into the tub. I am not a nurse and I have my own back issues.
In additon, they had told us she can't be left alone and so, I am still busy with my work and My husband works also. Our schedules are hectic, they change every day so its not like we can plan things too much in advance. I explained to her that we would have to hire nursing help and all of the above. And she is not happy with the answer.
My husband and I are talking about it and will probably look into hiring someone to come in and help. It is just such a worry for us. She needs the care they provide but mentally it is killing her. And us too. What to do.