Originally Posted by haha
Is it possible that with a walker and a few grab bars correctly installed near her toilet and in the tub/shower, she would again be able to safely handle her daily life? Assisted living looks like no fun from the outside.
Well, she took an important step recently when she asked the apartment complex to install a walk-in shower. She has been stepping in and out of the tub to take a shower until about a month ago!
She doesn't use a walker or a cane in her apartment but she finally purchased a light, 3-wheeled walker about a month ago to take walks. I still haven't gotten her to use it when we are out and about or in the apartment. Don't want to look like an old lay, ya know!
Maybe I can at least get her to put it near her bed with the brakes locked so she can use it when she has to get up to use the toilet in the middle of the night.
We have some nice assisted living facilities around us but she really does enjoy being on her own. I would love to have a big enough house (we live in a 1000 sq ft apartment) to have her come live with us. We really need adjoining apartments so I could leave the door open at night in case she needed to alert us she needed assistance.