Mom (93) has dementia with sundowning, but is ambulatory and doesn't have any other health issues. She lives in an apartment in the ALF unit where they give her assistance with getting up in the morning, personal care, etc. They also get her to a number of activities daily. I do not fault the ALF, they have taken wonderful care of her.
The ALF says she has most trouble in the afternoon, and it's beyond the capacity of their staff to provide the help she needs, especially with dinner. Her nutrition is not great.
I agree that an in home care person is a great idea, 3-4 hours/day to help her in the sundowning hours. They helped me find a provider at a reasonable cost.
The problem that I see no solution to is that she will burn through the bit of savings I've built for her (I manage her money as POA) in about 3 months. Then what?
(There is no question of my paying for this for her.)
The ALF folks have no answer or ideas about what to do after the money's gone. Does anyone here have ideas? Much appreciated in advance!