Boy I love this site. What would I do without all your help. I have another question. Mom has dementia, finally determined today as likely Lewy Body, vascular, and strong underlying clinical depression left untreated, an after effect of child abuse. It has taken 6 months to get to this point and get letters of incapacitation. Mom is a pleasant woman, intelligent, with hallucinations and mild to moderate cognitive impairment. She has wandered a few times. Otherwise she takes care of herself physically and her home as well. I have now moved her in with me against her wishes. I am her guardian. My plan was Assisted Living where she could have an apartment, but would have to wear an alarm bracelet or anklet. Today the doctor said Assisted Living wasn't enough care for mom. That it wasn't 24/7 care, and that mom was not ready for memory care. The doctor was adamant. So I am confused. The facility I had picked out is secure, alarmed and has 24/7 nurses and they know moms issues and claim she's a fit for them. The doctor suggested mom continue to live with me in my home/business. I have an apartment on the third floor, mom stays on the first floor apartment. They are small and we can't stay together. Twenty three steps separate us. There are 8 doors and 2 alarms. I can install more as suggested, but I don't see this as ideal. Why not assisted living??