Sounds like he's going in the right direction. I hope he'll be able to go home soon, as his greatest improvement is most likely in his familiar environment with the people he loves.
they sure can be, but I often saw them going off and nobody responding to them. not sure if there is an option if they really are needed.They were helpful.
That's great to read! Best wishes to your Dad. He looks great!But when I went there today - wow. He's even more much better today! PT who worked with him today couldn't believe the difference since yesterday. He went to the bathroom today with little assistance. He ate his dinner entirely by himself, and asked quite normal questions like where is he, how did he get here, how long has he been here. And his speech was much clearer and coherent.
When he had to go pee, he walked to the bathroom mostly with just supervision using a walker, and then didn't wait for help when he was done - got himself up and pants up and started walking out. I got the nurse - and he decided it was time to leave. We said he could walk the hall a bit, but by the time he got out there, he just about collapsed - his strength is there, but short-lived.
I’m very encouraged.
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My Dad's facility can't use seatbelts to keep him or any other memory care residents in their wheelchairs. It's hazardous as people there often forget they have physical limitations and try to stand up. They fall if someone isn't close enough to stop them. We got a wheelchair dining tray to remind Dad to stay seated without restraining him. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001V9SPD8/ We also have motion sensors next to his bed, and a fall mat next to it.I'm so glad he is getting better! so many SNF patients really need SUPERVISION so being close to the nurses station is excellent.
can no longer have "restraints"
I am so sorry to hear he has yet another UTI. Has his urine been cultured?He’s got another UTI, dammit. And again, isn’t all there.
All of my siblings and my niece are here this weekend. Perhaps the last time we’ll all be together with him. My sister and niece flew in from the East Coast and my brothers drove up from LA yesterday.
My kids and their significant others were all traveling to a wedding in Colorado, and in fact are in Las Vegas today on their way back to the Bay Area - so close (280 miles) and yet so far. ☹
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