A while back a family member expressed her concern for her mother’s decisions about her own care and was seeking some guidance. This was the situation:
- Her mother had fallen and broken her hip. Went to the hospital after the surgery and decided on her own, without speaking to her family, which rehab center to transfer to for additional rehab therapy.
- The daughter had always admired her mother’s independent thinking, but this time, it just didn’t seem to make sense to the family. They had visited their mother in the rehab center, but was dissatisfied with the care.
- I suggested how they could approach their mother and persuade her to move to a different rehab center that had a better reputation.