I have been touring ALF with memory care units for my mom (63, Stage 5 Alz). I started now because I would like the move to be in ~6 months. So far I have her on wait lists at 2 places. One of them I LOVE, but the wait at both is ~12 months.
I have a tour at another place on Saturday and they tell me they have 2 openings right now. Now???? I wasn't ready for that. I was a little depressed at the thought of having to wait for 12 months, but wasn't quite ready for now.
What to do? Well, first I have to see if I like the place. If I do, I guess I could ask for the *next* opening, which hopefully won't be a year if I'm first on the list. But part of me wonders if I'll regret that. Mom has just gotten to the point where she cannot be left alone in the house at all. It's getting much harder to juggle everything.
Anyone have insight or experiences on when the right time is for a move like this?