Always calling out for help while in bed
I have just started caring for my mother in law in my home. She is 87 . She has dementia, she is incontinent and she has macular degeneration. She was in a nursing home but she was private pay and she had just about run out of money. So it was either pay for her nursing home bill ourselves or take care of her!! She will not be eligible for Medicaid for another year. She has been with us for a month. She was walking with a walker but now she only has strength to stand and pivot into the wheelchair. I was also taking her into the bathroom every few hours but now I have to clean and change her on her bed…not the most pleasant thing I have ever had to do! She sleeps all night and is not argumentative…so we are very thankful for that. The thing that drives me crazy is when she lies down to rest in the afternoon. She doesn’t stop calling out that she needs help! She will be in bed for a minute and she starts saying that she needs help.I go over to her and tell her that she is okay and she is in her nice warm bed. She says okay, thank you. Then a second later she is calling for help again. I have tried putting on music or the tv but it doesn’t seem to help. I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to help her and me!