When is the appropriate time to place my mother with declining Alzheimer's in an assisted living facility?
Mom has lived with me for 6 yrs. She has Alzheimer's and is getting worse daily. My question is when is the approprate time to place her in an assisted living facility? I wanted to keep her with me but my health issues may make it impossible. Therefore, I am starting to look at ALF just in case I need to place her in a hurry. I hear from facility managers that it is best for her to be placed while she still understands what is happening. Is this true or is it a push for occupancy in their facility? I want to do what is in her best interests.