Mom is 85 and moved into an ALF almost three months ago. Initially, it was very difficult for her, but she finally settled in and seemed to be adjusting very well to her new surroundings. Now, her dementia appears to be rapidly advancing and we’re afraid the ALF will eventually tell us they can no longer provide the care she needs and she should be moved to a facility that can care for her (Memory Care Facility?).
She has never dealt with change very well; she becomes very confused, depressed and anxious. At times she is very alert and aware of her surroundings, and there are times when she is totally confused about where she is, what she is doing, and starting to display tendencies to wander.
If -- or should I say when -- the need for more care arises, can anyone provide some advice on how we can make the move to another facility while minimizing the stress/strain on Mom and us?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!