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Feedback Please

Feedback Please

I really would like feedback on the pros and cons of having your loved one living in your home VERSUS assisted living/memory care facility.

A myALZteam Member said:

Perfectly stated!

posted 21 days ago

How Do I Convince My Mom To Move To An Assisted Living Facility

How Do I Convince My Mom To Move To An Assisted Living Facility

My Mom currently lives independently. I feel her quality of life would improve if she were to transition to an assisted living setting. I have approached her countless times with my thoughts. she absolutely refuses to entertain the idea.
I welcome suggestions you may have which could assist me with this process.

A myALZteam Member said:

Following. Mine will not go voluntarily and it is way past time for safety reasons.

posted about 13 hours ago

Moderate Stage

Moderate Stage

When do you decide to move to assisted living from independent living? Stove has been unplugged, doesn't seem to cook or heat up much anymore, one meal per day provided by facility is included, meals are brought in often by family and friends. I believe she has forgotten how to use the washer and dryer but of course has an excuse as to what is going on with it. I have started doing her laundry. In any given day she can range from totally off to great detail and recall. My fear is that she will… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

You might be surprised that she could find a new friend but sounds like it’s time.

posted over 2 years ago

How To Convince My Mom To Transition To Assisted Living?

How To Convince My Mom To Transition To Assisted Living?

Hello All, I am the sole caregiver to my 78yr old mom who has dementia. She currently lives independently. I have shared my concerns about her wellbeing with several professionals. They explained that many of my concerns would be addressed in an assisted living environment. I agree. I have approached my mom countless times about transitioning to an assisted living residence.
She refuses to entertain the idea and is adamant about living independently. Could… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

They’ve been married for 63 years and were always a happy, close couple with a normal amount of minor friction in their relationship. They loved,… read more

posted about 2 months ago

How Do I Convince My Dad With Late Stage Dementia That He Needs To Be In Assisted Living?

How Do I Convince My Dad With Late Stage Dementia That He Needs To Be In Assisted Living?

He is very paranoid and can get very combative. He is still living in a condo with my mom who has her own issues. Neither can take care of the other. My mom is all for moving into assisted living.

A myALZteam Member said:

I think you make his decisions for him. He may need a memory care unit which some ALFs have.
Nobody wants to go into a facility. Its scary.
Try home… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Memory Care Licenses

Memory Care Licenses

I am moving my mom to a brand new memory care assisted living facility and they have a standard license. They dont have ECC or LNS license which are more advanced Licenses. She will have to move if she cant stand or pivot and they dont have a license for pureed food. They said that hospice can come in and help and keep her at this facility. It is called Allegro in Winter Park. It is a beautiful and very professional place and not cheap at $6k/month.

A myALZteam Member said:

Thanks Charlotte. They are expensive. I am trying to find out if they are all licensed the same.

posted over 2 years ago

Agressive Behavior

Agressive Behavior

Mom has been in assisted living for 6 months. There is a section here that is independent living. Mom walks around that area and had an altercation with someone who lives there because she was touching her ceramic items at her doorway. My mom has never had aggression issues and not to make excuses but I think this person started yelling at my mom and she reacted and apparently raised her fist to this person. The facility now says mom has aggressive behavior (although she is probably the… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

My mum hasn't been aggressive to me, but she slapped a nurse once when she was in hospital. She asked the nurse for some information (possibly relating… read more

posted almost 3 years ago

To Party Or Not?

To Party Or Not?

Next month is my mom 80th birthday. She is in an assisted living facility since Sept., she is at moderate to severe Damenta. Is it a good idea to have a big birthday party or have groups of people individually go see her? We have taken her out 1 time since being placed and she did ok, but I am concerned about a big crowd of people all at once. Any comments would be appreciated.

A myALZteam Member said:

@A myALZteam Member What a great idea.... we should be trying "dry runs" all the time to work out the bugs and give us a heads up on issues toome.… read more

posted over 2 years ago