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This Week's Carenote - 10/01/13

 

My mother doesn't pay attention to taking her meds, is very combative, and will not follow simple directions for daily living, but is mentally fluid. She has diabetes and now a minor TIA. Her home health aide buys her éclairs and we cannot stop her because my mother hired her. My mother was told her artery is 70 percent blocked in her neck. She is in her mid-eighties.

We do not want to place her in a nursing home because we promised her she will stay at home as long as she is ambulatory, which she still is, thank God. We are trying to respect her dignity, but it is out of hand. It is total madness living in the house. She will not wash, prefers to stay in soiled clothes. Says she doesn't want to be a bother. A lot of control issues. Does anyone have any insight and recommendations? Please HELP!

Anita

  

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