I was contacted by a rep with AL on Friday that my LO's doctor had recommended a psych consult with a psychologist they often use She said it was talk therapy and would help her. I asked why this came about and they said due my LO's outbursts This is the first time I have heard about any outbursts. The reported to me that she had an argument with her first roommate several months ago, but she was moved and that has worked out well, except for a disagreement about the room thermostat. I haven't been told about anything further though. Just that my LO reports the problem to the office and staff about the thermostat being turned on heat when it's 90 degrees outside. I talked to the Resident coordinator about that about a week ago and no outburst were mentioned. I think it's understandable to be upset when your room is extremely hot due to the heat being on this time of year. i have personally arrived to the AL and saw the heat on.
Also, my LO hasn't seen her doctor in a few months. She has an upcoming appt. This doctor has diagnosed her with significant dementia and suspects Alzheimers. Wouldn't outbursts be from Alzheimers? Would they need and benefit from a psych consult prior to returning to her doctor?
Is this standard or will it put a negative mark on her file and hurt her chances of being accepted into another facility in the future. Anyone know? I want her to get all the help she needs, but the way this came about seems odd to me.