You can find a local chapter and attend meetings for support. There is a phone number you can call 24/7 that may be able to give you some guidance. There is also a message board where you can go and ask questions of other in your same situation.
Have you asked Hospice for their help and advice? That may also be a good move.
There is a phone number you can call that can answer your questions. There is a forum where you can get in touch with other people going through the same thing and offer their experience and advice. You can also find local chapters that hold meetings you can attend and discuss this face to face with others in your same situation.
Do you have an elder attorney working for you? Is that how you will file for conservator ship? If not, find one and ask questions.
Assisted living is terribly expensive. To my knowledge the only help you could get would be if your mother was a veteran. Or, perhaps medicair could help.
You can find more information at the Alzheimer's Association website here: http://www.alz.org/ You can find a local chapter for support. There is a number you can call and ask questions and they will have the answers.
Hello. I am sorry you, your mom and your family are going through this.
I think that MRSA could definitely contribute to her symptoms, but so can the Alzheimer's. She needs to be evaluated by an MD as well as a neurologist that specializes in Dementia (Alzheimer's) cases.
If your mom does recover enough to come out of the nursing home, please be aware how difficult it is to care for a patient with Alzheimer's in your home. Since both my wife and I are disabled, we had to put my dad in an assisted living facility when he was diagnosed with Dementia in early 2011. My wife's dad was diagnosed with Dementia several years before, and her mom cared for him at home right until he passed away in their living room. She had Hospice at the end which helped a great deal. The problem is that she is still exhausted after his passing in February 2013. She is 90 years old with her own health problems, and the care giving did take a tole on her.
An Alzheimer's or Dementia patient requires 24/7 care and can never be left alone. These are all difficult decisions you may have to make if and when the time comes.