My 94 yo dad has been in memory care since January. His daily care rate just shot up by eighteen hundred dollars for next month, after a corporate audit of services the caregivers are providing for him. The care fee had just increased by $400 due to coordination with hospice, which we just brought on a month ago. So with his rent added in, the monthly fees will have jumped from around $11,500 in January to $14,010 starting in July.
Dad is not bedridden and he can get himself to the bathroom and dining room, and often self-dresses. He does have Parkinson's, advanced prostate cancer, and falls a lot. He sometimes has trouble eating due to lack of dexterity.
I am shocked and angry about this huge fee increase. We are meeting the management tomorrow to discuss, but I'm curious about others' experiences with this sort of highway robbery, and if you did anything about it. I'm afraid to find out what costs will be once he's bedbound!
He's in a very nice facility here in Seattle, but not top of the line. They are struggling with understaffing and high turnover like everyone else.