My cousin is in an Assisted Living facility. A few days per week she refuses to get out of bed until near noon. She just wants to sleep in and not get dressed or take her meds until she feels like it. She has significant dementia. How would the staff in a Dementia Unit handle this situation? She will take the meds, but only when she's up and ready to start her day.
I have met with the team at the ALF to discuss the matter. We have developed a plan to deal with this, including getting her on antidepressants. She seems depressed and has told me she is depressed. I hope the meds with help, but she has liked to sleep in until late for most of her life. I can't see it changing now.
I'm just curious as to what happens if the meds don't work and she has to go to a Dementia Unit. Does anyone know? Do they just talk with the person at length or allow them to stay in bed until they are ready to get up? Wouldn't this come under palliative care?