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I’m in my mid 70’s and need a walker full time, with some health issues. My husband is 90 and unable to use his walker without someone assisting him and walking with him to prevent falling. He is very unstable... he is unable to get to and from the bathroom on his own. He needs assistance for all of his needs, in and out of bed, cannot stand on his own, dressing himself, cleaning himself, medications, doctors appointments. He can still feed himself he spends most of his day in his recliner with help going in and out of the bathroom... nights he uses a urinal. He has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and yes, I know they are under the same umbrella. His mentality is in the early stages but his cognitive, physical issues are more advanced. Our son currently lives with us and does 95% of his care. I do what I can but limited in my physical abilities. I need a care facility that we can stay in together. Any suggestions or info would be greatly appreciated.

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You could check into an assisted living that also offers memory care if you are somewhat independent with the exception of the walker depending on the assessment you maybe able to reside in a one bedroom at the lowest independent level as your husband declines he may have to be moved to the memory care unit but you would be able to remain in the same building however this arrangement is not cheap as most are private pay. However, there are more nice facilities of this type popping up that are dual Medicare/Medicaid depending on the situation which are operated by the state
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Look for a facility that offers multiple levels of care - it may be that you can not share a room, but you will still be free to spend as much time as you like together during the day.
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You need to have a needs assessment. If you call your local Area Agency on Aging they might be able to come to your home to assess you and your husband and give you some ideas. Hopefully your son can be there as well and discuss your options and which services would be appropriate.
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