Posted: 17/07/2014 at 19:33
Verdun, I think it's a good idea to take mum out - a friend who's mum was in a similar situation did the same thing, taking her on some of their regular outings and returning her to the hospital in the evening. As you suggest, it really helped to give her some sense of normality and she was able to put things into context, and now that she's back in familiar surroundings she really is much less confused than she had been after previous hospital stays.
I know hospitals often aren't very keen, as for them it blurs who's responsible if anything goes wrong, but they're going to have to put patient welfare first and learn to be a bit flexible and adaptable.
Hope she can soon be settled back at home ((hugs))
Lily, I'll go out and take some photos ..............................