CORAL 9 months ago
Edited by CORAL 9 months ago
My mum is at End of Life and is in a nursing home which although do their best for residents they just do not have time to assist mum who is having problems clearing her chest of phlegm and getting into problems breathing which is very distressing for her. When we visit he which is about 8 hours a day we can help her sit up and not choke, get her fluids and generally calm her. Sometimes she can't get her breath for about 15 seconds. However through the night she is very much on her own with less staff and those that are there are looking after the many dementia patients. It leaves us in a real dilemma. We feel it would be an awful way for her to die by choking to death in the middle of the night. We are desperately trying to think of solutions like trying to find someone to sit with her through the night. We don't know where to start and would appreciate any ideas you could give.