|*DISCLAIMER: This page is an unmoderated forum, and the opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Patients are advised to consult their personal physicians before making any medical decisions. |
A normal daily schedule. Lights on during the day, get out of bed into the chair, nap after mid-day, get up if possible, lights out after dinner and quiet so you can sleep.
Put some familiar things in the room. A comfortable quilt from home, or robe. Pictures of the grandchildren. Read to her. Talk to her. Touch her.
Hospitals are notoriously loud/bright/disorienting. Whatever you can do to put her on a normal day/night schedule, and remind her that you are there will help.
Always have a family member with her. If possible, even sleeping at the
hospital. This will help keep her more oriented, will help with sleep, and
will ensure that the staff are not bothering her when she should be resting.
Reply to this message | Return to Main Message List