Very new to this process. Husband is in late stages of dementia, but can walk and feed himself. Went to a local personal care home (also has dementia wing.) Tour included a verbal quote of $3,250 a month. I went back 5 days later to get forms to be filled out by the doctor and myself and was quoted $3,500, for a semi-private room. A private room quote was $3,850! I repeatedly mentioned this was for a 30 day respite care. If it worked out would consider keeping my husband in the facility. I put $1,000 down to hold a room once one became available. Now, I am wondering if this is what I should be doing and if this home is honest or is this typical. I have been given nothing to sign, only a brochure outlining the facility. No rates in writing either. Perhaps it is me. Am I getting cold feet? What should I do at this point? Husband is home with me but I need a break after 10 years of caregiving by myself. I'm a nervous wreck. Thank you for any help or advice.