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We had her all set to move into an AL apartment when we learned that she is no longer healthy enough to live there. We have no idea what a "two assist" place is or where to start looking. This friend is 86 and has no family. She is driving everyone nuts because she has been to the ER 4 times and fallen twice in the past six weeks.

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jeannegibbs is right. x2 assist means she needs 2 people to help transfer her. She wouldn't be able to live in assisted living since she needs a x2 assist but a nursing home would be hard pressed to find 2 people at the same time who can help transfer her as well. They don't prohibit people who are x2 assist but each time she needs or wants to be transferred she'll have to wait until 2 staff aides are able to transfer her. This can take a while.
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It's a "two person assist" and regs vary from state to state. In Connecticut, a two person assist can certainly in AL, but in NY it can only be done in a NH. Call whatever agency in your state licenses ALs and N Hs
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Thank you, Jeanne. That presents me with another problem -- how to get her to change her mind. She really wanted this place because it is elegant and has an indoor pool. Her only relative is a niece who lives in another state so we've been looking after her. My husband' s LBD has caused the loss of his driving priviledges, so we can no longer transport ourselves or this friend. I wonder if the niece should take over.
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I assume "two assist" means it takes two people to help her transfer from the bed to her wheelchair, wheelchair to toilet, etc.

The AL facilities I know about do not offer two-assist services. They simply aren't staffed for it. You can call other ALFs in your area and start out with that question, so you don't waste your time exploring them further if that is a deal-breaker.

It requires two persons to help my mother every time she transfers from one surface to another. They also use a sit-to-stand machine. This simply wouldn't work in ALF. She is doing really well in a nursing home now.
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