My mother-in-law is accepting assisted living.
She will try it Monday, for 30 days. She can easily afford the cost. Her daughters have taken care of her, after a stroke for about 6 weeks. She does not have the use of her left side.
While she was in rehab, she contracted c-diff, an infection that a lot of elderly get and that slowed down her recovery somewhat.
Unlike my mother, she has been fairly easy to deal with and realizes that her own daughters (each in their 60s) have done all they can do for her.
What I didn't know, is that you just don't move in, like you would to an apartment. She has to see her doctor and there is a lot of paper work. I have never liked it when someone would say "Just take her to a nursing home." They have no idea, the work involved.