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When Did You Decide To Move Your Loved One Into Memory Care?

When Did You Decide To Move Your Loved One Into Memory Care?

My mom is getting worse. We have someone come 3 times a week to help with laundry, showers, food etc. My mom can't really leave her condo anymore because she gets mixed up where she is. I toured a memory care facility and it was pretty depressing. A lot of the residences were comatose during the social hour. I can't even see my mom being there. She emotionally is intact and she would be very upset if she was housed with Alzheimer patients with behavior problems
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posted 26 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

I’m taking care of my Mom at home, but I just want to offer that, depending on where you live, you may be able to find a facility that has a “step up” program. This is where you have an assisted living facility with an associated memory care facility nearby or on site so that your Mom would be able to get help at an appropriate level. Also, if you are concerned about the sedation level of the facility, be sure to ask about their “medical restraint” policies and how easy it is to get a med evaluation. Everybody who has to struggles with this decision and you have to feel content in your own heart that it is the right choice! Sending hugs and support!❤️

posted 26 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Some Memory villages have more than one resident. Someone like your mother could be placed with others at her level.

posted 2 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

I second what @A myALZteam Member said. I gather there are some Assisted Living options that take dementia patients who just aren't "ready" for Memory Care yet. Might feel like a better fit to you both. My best to you.

posted 18 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Thank you! I wish I could have my mom at home but all bedrooms upstairs and I have 4 very large dogs in the house that would knock her over. We can’t sell and find a house with granny flat as the prices in San Diego are so inflated. Ugh!

posted 26 days ago
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