My 92-year-old mother recently broke her
hip. She’s also been diagnosed with
third stage Alzheimer’s and atrial
fibrillation, a long-standing problem.
She is completely noncompliant when it comes
to doctors, meds, rehab, etc. As a
result of her condition, I have been granted
guardianship of her person through the court
in Florida (Palm Beach County). She is
at home now with a 24/7 aide, but the nurses
and physicians she saw during her
rehabilitation feel that she would be much
better in an assisted living situation that
also deals with patients with dementia.
My plan is to move her to a facility in
my state that can cater to her medical and
neurological needs. When I mentioned my
plans to her, she went ballistic and said
she would commit suicide and/or kill me
before I ever got her out the door.
She becomes abusive and extremely hostile at
the talk of her move and says that she is in
complete control of her life and that nobody
is going to tell her what to do. This has
been her modus operandi for years.
I know she’s not the first person with
Alzheimer’s to be hostile or to need
long-distance transportation. What is the
best way to do this and what professional
help will I need to get the job done?
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