Today I was told some changes need to be made to her home. This comes from the physical therapist who is now coming in twice a week and has walked around the house to see various rooms and situations where mom may not be able to manage. She has a list of suggestions which all sound very practical; grab bars, medical alert button, etc. All things we've tried to put in place before and been met with nothing but disgust from mom....but now a stranger is in her house and perhaps that is what's making the difference. I'll know tomorrow when I get there; tonight I'm looking up some of the things mentioned by the therapist and learning that most senior citizens don't plan for this. I guess none of us want to see what's coming, do we.
See more on this statistic and related info at http://www.caregiverstress.com/senior-safety/making-home-safer/