OK all my LTC experts and coworkers - I'm looking for your expert opinions again.
I have a very sweet little lady who is over 100 years old and spry as can be. She easily keeps pace with me walking down the hall and doesn't use any type of assistive device. I just bet she could put her foot on her nose if she tried to. She is in that awful stage of dementia tho and is soley focused on going home. She really doesn't try to leave on her own but constantly wants to call her family to come get her. This is very difficult for her children (who are a carbon copy of Mom - they're old too but sweet tempered and act/look several decades younger).
I learned today that the careplan team told the daughters that they should not visit for at least 2 weeks to allow the resident a chance to adjust to our setting. I want to know your opinions on this "theory". I just don't believe in this at all - it just feels wrong and I'm not sure it really makes any difference. (I did tell the daughters today that I do not expect them to continue staying away for 2 weeks. I said "This is your Mom and at her age the days are numbered. Enjoy the moments you have").