She'd been doing so until a year ago when she fell; family decided to have the AL home give her the meds. She's been very unhappy about this. Recently she's been taken off a few things she was on (a sleep aid, another vitamin, a gastro med) and her long-time GP thinks she is well able to handle the two AM and one PM meds (two for anxiety, one a vitamin). The home is now insisting that they have to give her a 'test' to see if she knows what the meds are for, when to take them, etc. We think she is well aware of these but think they may be demanding more info from her than is needed, as a ploy to keep charging her nearly $40/day for meds administration. She can be confused at times but her dr. and we (family) feel confident enough to want to try this. (We will count pills regularly to see whether she is taking the right dose.) She gets very unhappy and depressed to be told she can't take her of these meds and is especially unhappy about what it's costing to have others do this.
Question: what degree of testing is relevant or needed? Does anyone else have experience with an AL home resisting self-administering? FM has no diagnosis of dementia but we realize she is sometimes forgetful these days.