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Old 02-06-2012, 03:56 PM   #1
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Mom, 81 Broke Hip

Mom is 81 and diagnosed last fall with vascular dementia. I am frightened by how fast she has declined.

I have tried everything - homecare (I live 2 hours away) but she abused the caregivers and fired them; living with me (she called 911 and reported my husband for kidnapping her), and finally a memory care facility where she fell and broke her hip Jan 31.

On advice from the hospitalist, I agreed to surgery. Mom was released today from hospital to a SNF for rehab. This afternoon she was combative, aggressive, loud, threatening. I despair of her ever agreeing to do rehab in which case this will no longer be paid for by Medicare. The Memory Care facility she was in will not take her back needing skilled nursing. So once again I will in search of a memory care bed - this time at a SNF.

I am so frightened of her harming herself - reinjuring the hip. I dread every waking moment. I need help and advice from someone who has walked this road before me.

 
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