An 83, year old woman is recovering from pneumonia. She has Alzheimer’s disease and has become increasingly hostile and unmanageable in the home setting. Her 65, year old daughter is distraught about the idea of placing her mother in a long term care facility but feels she is not able to care for her.
• As a nurse, what is your role in this situation?
• How might you help the daughter with her decision?
• What information would you give the daughter?