Do people choose a nursing home due to financial means and/or is it really based on care needed? I have been stressing about the 5 year look back but am thinking it may not be an issue if she can just go into an assisted memory care facility....just curious of the difference cuz the cost seems like a huge difference.
My mom has early dementia. I am hoping this is way down the road but trying to prepare. What would cause her to go into a nursing home versus just staying in a memory care assisted living? Do people go with nursing home care first cuz of financial means? I am trying to figure out the difference.