Saturday, May 7, 2011

Another one about Grandma.....

I've blogged about my dear old Grandma before. You'll find that here.

Here's a recent pic - in her beautiful blue jumper that is the perfect colour for her.

Grandma will be 89 this month.

Last month she came with Mum & I to look at a couple of nursing homes so she could consider moving there. She has been assessed as needing High Level Care, which means the Nursing Home wing as opposed to the hostel wing or independent living at a retirement village. She has decided not to go - it was like going to a hospital to live.

She had a fall at home on Wednesday and is in hospital with a fractured pelvis.

She has her colour back today & is her normal self mentally. They upped her painkillers so the physiotherapist can work with her to get her up again. They got her out of bed today. She said it was very painful. But she did it. Big tick to Grandma. A step in the right direction.

We don't know how long she is going to be there. We don't know what's going to happen when she is medically stable enough to be discharged from hosiptal. We don't know if she is going home or to a nursing home. The doctors have said she needs to go into one.

At what stage does the decision get taken out of the elderly's hands?

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