I moved my mother here from out of state last year to be with me and my husband. She has alheimers and I could see her getting worse through mistakes she was making trying to take care of herself. I tried to move her in with us and that did not work for us. So at this time she is living by herself less then a mile from us. I have to take care of her finances bring her medication each day or she will take too much or too little. I have to take her to her doctors appointments or she can not remember why she went. She does not now remember to always change her clothes and the basics of keeping up on her housework. Sometimes her communication with me is now less. As if she has less to say.
We see her neurologist later this month and when we saw him last time her score on his test had gone down 4 points and I fear it has gone down further.
My question is how do I know when it is time for her to go into a care facility. My understanding is that the government only covers convalescent care for a person with only social security income that they would not cover an assisted living facility which is what I think she needs at this time.
I know either way she will be against either.
I just feel completely overwhelmed out of time and unsure of what to do. I work full time and trying to find time to find out everything out is very hard.