My dad has moderate severe stage of ALZ - his memory is blank, can hardly communicate, but can still eat and do bathroom himself. Can easily become restless and seek any way to escape, he is on 24x7 supervision by caregiver (from the family) at home. All his doctors advise NH placement, preferably with memory unit. He has no assets/income (SSI only) and can only afford Medicare/Medical (he is in CA) bed. From what I understand, Medicare does not cover memory care and Medicaid/Medical sponsored memory care units in nursing homes are extremely scarce
Question: is there a chance that regular NH (without memory care) with Medical beds will accept him with his diagnosis and in his state and what might be cons of such placement?