For those of you who have a loved one in an AL facility, what have you found to be the best way to communicate with nurses and aids? For instance, I told my mom on Christmas Eve that I would be back the next day (yesterday) at 1:00 to take her to dinner. She remembered the part about my coming, but told the nurses she didn't know what time. I keep forgetting that my mom's mental abilities are failing and that she obviously didn't remember what I had told her. The nurses call me for important reasons, but can't call for every little thing. I was thinking of hanging a white board or something similar near her door. That way I can write down information my mom is likely to forget. Does this seem like an idea that would work? My mom has only been in AL since Wednesday, so we're still working out the kinks.