I am considering bringing my husband home to care for him, for two reasons:
1. I think it is too soon to leave him in a facility where he does not always engage in activities. He is enouraged by the staff but when he refuses, they move on to other residents. He will sit in his room or on a bench in the common area by himself. I think an adult day care center is a better place for him because their client group size is smaller.
2. The place he is staying is expensive. He is not yet qualified for medicaid.
3. He needs help with bathing and changing underwear, and brushing teeth reminder. Facility is too busy.
4. He is lonely. I want to give him the best quality of life while he can still remember or enjoy.
I will enroll him in an adult day care center during the day while I am at work and hire part-time help at night but I am unsure what other issues or problems there might be with this plan. Any insights?