My parents have been in assisted living for 1 year. My dad is 90 and my mom is 87. Their health is deteriorating. My mom's vascular dementia is worse and she has fallen 4 times (that I know of) in 4 months. The facility is a large one and getting the proper follow-up with the staff is hit or miss. I am trying to decide if moving them to a smaller facility or one that has a memory care unit will be more helpful or more disruptive to them.
The other option is to hire an outside caregiver to come in during the day to help
them. It took a lot of persuasion to get them to this facility after they had lived with me for 3 years, so I know that another move will be difficult. They are used to this routine and the people there. They are not getting the care that they need and no amount of conversations with the staff and management has changed that. Has anyone been in this situation and did you make a move?