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How Do You Handle Your Loved One Who Lives In An Assisted Living Facility And Thinks Nothing Is Wrong With Them And Wants To Go Home?

How Do You Handle Your Loved One Who Lives In An Assisted Living Facility And Thinks Nothing Is Wrong With Them And Wants To Go Home?

A myALZteam Member said:

My husband also thinks he's fine and would not stay at assisted living unless it was secured...I am looking to get him into care and I am told they won't take him in assisted living, only memory care… read more

posted 5 months ago

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:

I had to put wife in one and hard on me but better for her.
they know how to take care of her and have nurse there as well. find a good one and both of you will be better.

posted about 1 year ago

Assisted Living Staff

Assisted Living Staff

During Covid restrictions how do you communicate with staff at assisted living facility regarding the care of your loved one?

A myALZteam Member said:

We contact the staff by phone, on occasion we may have to call several times, due to the staff being busy, but that is our only mode of contact.

posted over 1 year 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've had to put my dear aunt in an Assisted Living facility. She was having hallucinations at night when we (5 family members who had kept her at home during the worst of COVID) could not be there. I… read more

posted about 1 year ago

End Stage Experience

End Stage Experience

I'm curious...when people say the loved one is in end stages of alz, what is the loved one experiencing? I wonder how much difference there is between different people.

A myALZteam Member said:

Yes, now you have to concentrate on betting your life back. It is very difficult. I"m going through this now. It's better if you take on activities that you have always done by yourself: gardening… read more

posted 10 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 over 1 year ago

I'm Looking For Recomendations, Red Flags, Cues And Tips In Deciding Whether Or Not To Move My Mom From One ALF To Another One.

I'm Looking For Recomendations, Red Flags, Cues And Tips In Deciding Whether Or Not To Move My Mom From One ALF To Another One.

My Mom is 90 prob mid stage Alz and quite spry, social, friendly with many - but no true best friend. She's agreeable and kind, She does get frustrated at times and many periods of low energy, feeling tired, just don't feel right without anything obvious going on.

she's been in one facility nearly 3 years. It was difficult at first but gradually got better. In the last year I feel that she feels "at home" except management and staff changes have been too rapid . Can't count on stable staff… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

You can only do what you feel is right. Don’t second guess yourself. If it’s better over all it was a good move. Well done, Dutch.

posted almost 4 years ago

My Mom Has Been In Assisted Living For 5 Weeks. She Cries And Begs Us To Take Her Home. Has Anyone Experienced This?

My Mom Has Been In Assisted Living For 5 Weeks. She Cries And Begs Us To Take Her Home. Has Anyone Experienced This?

She gets angry with us (her children) for not taking her home. She has tried to leave on multiple occasions. She has packed up her pictures, clothes and other belongings. We are considering bringing her home because this is horrible. She is completely obsessed and irrational.

A myALZteam Member said:

I placed my mom in AL last summer. It was a wonderful facility. She used to work there 25 years ago. She was the one who told me she thought she needed to go. I live 650 miles away. After I returned… read more

posted over 2 years ago

How Do You Handle The Grief As The Caregiver Watching The Progression And Knowing They Probably Need Longterm Care?

How Do You Handle The Grief As The Caregiver Watching The Progression And Knowing They Probably Need Longterm Care?

A dear friend of mine told me I am not the first nor the last to go through this disease and I would survive. While that is true, it is not helping get thru the grief. I am basically by myself and just terribly sad.

A myALZteam Member said:

You don't have to be alone. There are groups where you can meet people that are going through the same thing. It is hard to watch you family member deteriorate before your eyes. I watched a dear older… read more

posted 7 months ago

Does Anyone Have Any Ideas On How To Stay True To Yourself During This Trying Time Of Being A Full Time Caregiver???

Does Anyone Have Any Ideas On How To Stay True To Yourself During This Trying Time Of Being A Full Time Caregiver???

Maybe this question was posted prior to my joining this site & if so, please forgive
My husband was diagnosed in 2012, & now needs me for everything. He sometimes gets angry if I leave the room. I don't feel like a person anymore. I don't get to be just me anymore. I don't get to do the things some of the things I used to enjoy. Sometimes I feel resentful, & angry at this disease. Sometimes I am angry at his children for not helping out even though I know in my heart they are busy with… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

I know exactly how your feeling vim alone in this too. My moms caregiver. Only caregiver. I have a sister she comes every 2 weeks for maybe 2 hours and a brother who has no patience so I don't like… read more

posted 3 months ago