My Dad has been in a nursing facility since he had a stroke 2 months ago. When he first went in the facility, they insisted he have 24/7 sitters because he is a fall risk and exhibits dementia-like behavior (agitation and combativeness). At that time, the facility said we would only need to employ the sitters for a week or two. It has now been 8 weeks and the facility is insisting the sitters continue indefinitely. The sitters are extremely expensive and we can't afford them. Has anyone had experience with this type of situation? Is there a place for someone like my Dad, where he can get skilled nursing care (which he needs) without the sitters? Please help.