May 20, 2015 - 09:33 AM
I would encourage you to talk to a Senior Living Advisor (SLA) at A Place for Mom. You can get connected with someone locally by calling 1-866-568-2989. The SLA will be aware of if/what communities offer the intermediate setting you are mentioning as well as having a good idea of options that may be available.
I am a former assisted living administrator and took great pride in families who entrusted their loved one's care to the communities I worked for. Once you identify a couple of options for assisted living talking to the manager or nurse about your mom and her wants and needs. I have seen some families have a very successful transition by recognizing the need for social interaction with the folks in assisted living by day but needing the care offered in the memory care setting, especially in the evening/sundown time. Most assisted livings are happy to tailor a care plan to meet your mother's needs and an Advisor at A Place for Mom can get you quickly connected with some options.