My parent has mobility issues and cannot use stairs. They also need frequent bathroom breaks, which will make the 8 hour trip by car infeasible. This will be a one-time move to a memory care facility closer to me.
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Picked mom up in my familiar car. Had her sit in the front seat with DH. 5 minutes in, she grabbed the steering wheel, weeping, crying, hysterical. DH, God bless him, just got through it.
Got out of the car at the AL and told POA brother; "I'm never, EVER putting mom in my car again. Just so you know".
You might have to send along male and female urinals with them. I would also have them in adult diapers on the day of the move.
I'm not advocating dehydrating them, but if they could not drink too much after 6 pm the night before the trip, that would lessen the amount of urine build up.
Call the transport company and ask how they would handle an 8 hour trip with elderly, demented people who need to toilet frequently.