My brothers and sister and I take turns staying evenings with my mother, yet when we do she always fakes illness. She is a diabetic, but it is under control. She uses a walker, but she is able to still cook for herself and take baths and make her bed. She has a housekeeper 3x a week.WE do her grocery shopping, but she constantly complains, if it's not done her way she complains. We try to do what she asks, but it's still not enough. My mother is a very strong person who has always been very independent and she now plays helpless, which she is very apparently not. My father passed away almost 5 years ago. She fell about 4 years ago, and was in a wheelchair which prompted us to spending nights with her, and it just kept going. She is so controlling and manipulative and complaining that it's beginning to take it's toll on us all. When she fell we had a meeting with her and she decided she wanted to stay in her own home,so she would still be in control. Putting her in an assisted home environment is not an option.
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