If only moving my Mum into residential care was as easy as the John Smiths advert with Peter Kay. Anyway it makes me laugh, which is often needed after several hours with your 63 year old mother who has Alzheimer's, but doesn't according to her. The list of explanations and possiblities for things not being quite right is endless.
Anyway after giving birth to twins six months ago and returning to work this week part -time I am now resigned to the fact that she will continue to live on her own at home and I will have to carry on organising a string of carers and all the other practical details associated with a running home. My attempt for her to go for two nights to a local nursing home resulted in a very angry lady demanding my presence at once and being taken home again. Good job I hadn't cancelled homecare!
So if anybody has any stories or suggestions of how their relatives were enticed towards all the positives of living in a nursing home I would welcome your thoughts.
PS My Mum is physically very fit and hates being inside. Although she wants to stay in her own home she doesn't think she lives there, as her longer term memory says she lives in her childhood home.