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May I share this thread with you for one question please? Don’t want to be rude. I know it’s your thread and not trying to overstep but it’s sort of the same topic and I want to pick the brains of the experienced people here.
My question, I like the OP am researching options. My mom has Parkinson’s. I know some Parkinson’s patients have dementia. My mom doesn’t seem to have it. Or it hasn’t been detected in her. I need to bring up the topic of assessment with her doctor.
Would it be better to place her in memory care facility in anticipation of having dementia that can accompany Parkinson’s or is that a bad thing to do at this point without showing signs?
One facility I looked at was only memory care. The head nurse gave the tour because the director had an emergency. I actually loved having a nurse give the tour. She was fantastic and said mom would be a good fit due to her Parkinson’s. However, after seeing some of the residents I don’t know if mom would have enough socialization there. Some of the residents were far along with ALZ or dementia.
Also, they did not even allow a microwave or coffee maker in room. She said because of fire hazards.
The assisted living even had a small kitchen attached. Well one place did, the other you are allowed to have coffee maker, micro, mini fridge. Of course all provide meals. What feedback do you have for me?
I appreciate the question, Psalms 23. I am in Canada which may make a difference.
I would ask Dad if there was anything he could improve about the place, what would it be. He would answer that everything was perfect. Only thing, he wished he would have moved years sooner.
Oh, I could go on and on about what a wonderful experience he had, but then again, Dad was sooo easy to work with :)
My grandfather was just as delightful. They meant so much to me.
She is suffering from the affects of a stroke 40 years ago. Dystonia in one hand and foot, poor walking and unable to prepare meals, do laundry etc anymore. She needs help dressing and getting to and from the toilet.