I couldn’t seem to find anything in the forum which covered my question really so apologies if this has been posted before (I’m new!).
My husband’s Mum has MS and is currently living alone (divorced). She is not yet 60 but her condition is getting progressively worse and overnight she has had an episode where her legs have been particularly unco-operative and her bladder too, resulting in her lying in bed for a couple of hours, wet and unable to move, until she was able to reach us on the phone in the early hours of the morning.
We are very worried about her as both her children and their partners all have full time jobs / pets / children etc and although we will always help where we can, what if we are stuck at work, on holiday etc?
So we have started to research options for care for her, but I cannot see anything short of getting in an NHS carer, which is not really what she needs- day to day she can walk with the help of a walker, she has a special chair, special bed. But she needs some sort of emergency line that she can reach day or night for help if and when one of us is not around.
She would hate assisted living and values her independence in all ways. Does anybody have any experience / suggestions in this area?
Thank you in advance, Pippa