Both my parents, 96 and 97 are in a care home nearby. My dad asked to go just 18 months ago as they were not managing in their warden assisted bungalow with carers coming in twice a day. I found them a home where their rooms were side by side and each day my mum would sit with my father. In January they were both in hospital with pneumonia, my mum for a night only but my dad for three weeks. Since then they have spent very little time together, my mum's dementia is worse and my dad can no longer walk or get up by himself. The home have suggested that my mum be moved to their specialist dementia unit as she is very confused and falls often. They think the care there will be more suitable.
I am very torn as although they do not see each other, after 73 years of marriage, very much now it would virtually mean they would never see each other again. I am not sure how my dad is going to react to that.
At the moment my mum seems quite happy in her own world but I know she does wander around a lot in the home and often falls.
Does anyone have any advice or experience of this?
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