My mother had been in independent living even after having temporal arteritis and suffering from a stroke leaving her eyesight significantly impaired, but she did well for over two years until just recently. She is 91, and got sick with what we thought might be pneumonia. We took her to the hospital, and she was there from December 22 until December 29th.
She went back to her independent living, and did fine for two and a half days until she fell, and she was taken back to the hospital. She had a broken pelvis, and is now in rehab.
She has lost hope, and has a very negative attitude. I do understand because she has lost her dignity having to be changed because she cannot get up and walk. She has the physical strength to work with the physical therapist.
Any ideas on how to turn her attitude around?