My mom is 80, with rapid onset of dementia - stage 4 to 5 now. Money is not a problem. She has 2 very old obese cats that I will adopt, but I’m concerned how to transition her from her duplex apt to her new AL apt without causing anxiety, dysphoria...
Is this a Memory Care facility? If her dementia is rapid onset, you don’t want to have to move her again in a few months or so when her condition deteriorates further.
I realize that most folks don't have personal assistant for their folks and must do this "the hard way" but one thing that helped a LOT was that the whole family was supportive and upbeat. I continued to care for her for just a short while after she moved.
She LOVED that she had her own space, but she also really loved the warm cookies at the desk and quiet nooks she could take a visitor.
Also--money was no problem at all. Money can certainly pave the way to a lovely place to live in. Mother couldn't afford the rattiest NH you ever saw. Anne's was like a 5 star hotel.