My mom has been bp for the last 32 years. We are having a horrible time right now - My dad was hospitalized last year for 5 months and ended up in a nursing home since Dec. There is really no chance of him ever going home again. Mom was at home until the end of March when we went through a huge manic event. In order for her to leave the hospital it was decided that she needed to be in some sort of assisted living environment. She was at assisted living for less than two weeks when she had a siezure and another manic episode. Last Friday she was released back to assisted living. The problem is that she doesn't think she need to be there and is telling everyone she is going back to her house in July and taking my dad with her.
I guess my question is what happens to BP patients that can no longer care for themselves and have no one there FULL TIME to take care of them.