Should I bring My Mum Home
I am so confused. My 92-year-old mum was an independent woman until 2 months ago when she developed severe back pain and ended up having spinal surgery that did not have the desired outcome. She is now completely immobile and we have had to put her into a residential care facility.
She went in 12 days ago and none of us is entirely happy with the place. I mean, who would be as, for example, she is changed into her nightgown at about 3 to 4 pm which in itself is so humiliating.
The contract we signed has a 14 day cooling off period and I have to make my mind up by tomorrow about whether to leave her there or bring her home to live with me.
I am 60 years old but have health problems of my own and osteoarthritis. I am her only child living in this country and I don't work outside the home. What should I do?
She wants to come and live with me and I love her dearly. We have always been best friends but I don't know if I'm up to the task of sole care of her. If anyone has been in the same position, please help me.
The nursing home she is in is apparently well thought of and is certainly very expensive but it's just not like home.