The home care agency that we use was sold to a larger national chain called LivHome. I have to admit that I'm a little nervous about this change even though they've assured me that we will keep the same caregivers. According to them our service should improve because the case managers are certified geriatric care managers. Time will tell.
Today I finally was able to see Mom interact with the physical therapist and she truly seems to enjoy it! They do exercises and practice playing catch. The only problem is with Mom's mobility. We seem to have pinpointed where some of her pain originates; the right knee and the left hip. I emailed Mom's doc and she said that at our next appointment we can evaluate narcotic pain relievers for her. She is concerned about them interacting with her other meds. I can appreciate her concern as I only want what is best for Mom. But I also don't want her to experience pain when she walks.
It has been overcast and it rained quite heavily this evening. Mom had a busy day today between the caregivers, the nurses from the home care agency and our house cleaner who all showed up today. She was up at 3:00 AM this morning, ready to go. Today she didn't get to nap so maybe she will sleep through the night.