My mom is going back to her Assisted Living next week. However because of her cognitive decline, she will now be in their Memory Care Unit. They are moving her things and getting her room ready. However since I have had her with me for 2 months there is a 14 day isolation rule with one exception, 2 negative Covid tests. I would take her on Monday to a test center for a nasal swab, then take her again on Wed on the way to return. Then she would only have to be in isolation until Monday test came back (negative). So potentially only a couple of days. If she doesn't do both tests, its 14 days.
Anyone taken someone with dementia for test. How did they react?
They were really trying to discourage me, but she really reacted badly in isolation before (exposed to a staff member with covid) which is partly why I brought her home temporarily. But I can't do it anymore. I trust that these people will provide a safe environment for her. It's just going to be hard, I know she will be upset.
I figure a minute or two of discomfort during testing is better than 14 days of aloneness, especially in a new environment.