I know this is a stupid question, but here goes: My husband has Alzheimer's and had a crisis six months ago prompting us to move him to an assisted living. Now his behavior is getting better with medication but he is still not adjusting well to the place. He is not happy there. He looks depressed all the time - and not because he is doped up by some medication to keep him sedated. He told me he is sad and misses home. I fear that his depression will lead to deterioration of his mental health and then physical health. I am wondering if he is better off at an adult day care center with medication management and lives at home with me. I am also thinking of installing a fence all around the yard with locked gates so that he cannot run away but still has access to the outdoors. For evening, I plan to hire a night home aide to be an "insurance policy" in case he gets up in the middle of the night. The aide then can talk to him and keep him company. Believe it or not, it is less expensive doing it this way than keeping him inside an AL. He is very tactile and loves to hold my hand. This way, we can do that at anytime. At AL, we can only do it when I visit him.
Is this a good idea?