Mom was released from the hospital on Monday evening. She has bruises and a slowly receding knot on her head, but there was no lasting damage, fortunately. Since then, my sister and I have been a constant presence in her apartment, one of us here at all times. My sister started a family leave of absence from her job, and I got Mom cable TV and Internet, which will help me work from her apartment if necessary. Mom has gotten a lot of assistive equipment, including a hospital bed that is working out very well for her. Best of all, there have been no falls this week!
We’ll go with this same plan for at least this week. Mom is hoping to get stronger (we are hoping she does too). We’re also getting her a medic alert button to wear around her neck, which might allow us to leave her alone for some periods of time. We haven’t hired any companions, because that seemed kind of daunting and maybe not yet necessary. She is getting visits from nurses and home health aides.
As with last week, I didn’t do much else besides work and helping Mom. That’s OK, though I know it probably doesn’t make for the most interesting LJ posts.