My Mum is 93 and was doing well in the ALF. She always had difficulty getting around but used her walker. The past 5 months she has been getting weaker, losing her balance and there have been falls, uses a wheelchair to go to meals, and her short term memory is a little off on some days. ALF says it's time to move out because of the many falls.
There are better ALF's with a lot more services and staff that will take care of her. I know there are no ways to prevent falls in these places. How do you know which is best for her. A skilled nursing home is to hospital like and I don't know if they would care for her or just keep her in a wheelchair all alone. How can we make the right decision?
There is a new local ALF with more services, in house therapy and 24 hr nursing staff that I looked at. It is very nice and I know she will be very happy there with all of their services.
I keep wondering if it's the right choice. How do you know when Memory Care should be considered when the only issues are balance, weak legs and occasional short term memory.