Need help with negative complaining mother
by Joanna P.
My mother is 93, in good health, no major heath issues, totally ambulatory. When my father died 6 years ago we found her a beautiful independent senior complex, brand new and upscale. After moving in, she complained about the other residents constantly- they were boring, only wanted to talk about health, family, not intellectual, etc. Thankfully the place had tons of activities. My sister and I visited her at least once a week, took her to lunch,etc.
Now with the Covid-19 she is even more complaining and bitter. She was always like that, negative, venting, etc. but now it is awful.
I call her 4 nights a week, my sister calls her, so does my husband. We visit. All she does is complain no matter what we do. I do not know what to do, as it is all about her. Now what? Any suggestions? Thanks.