My mother (with Alzheimers) placed my father (with early dementia) in an ALF without consulting with any of the four children. She is not visiting regularly, doesn't return calls from the ALF, isn't seeing that his needs are met and she has aligned herself with other individuals who are likely to take advantage of her. We want to ensure the best longterm care for both of them. We wonder if she even had the legal right to place him there. In home assistance would have been a better decision at this stage.