Dad's in assisted living but wants to visit the house...
So, back in March (after going into the hospital for blood clots, we moved my 91yo dad (Parkinson’s, depression, moderate cognitive issues) into assisted living (which, fortunately, is partially covered by longterm care insurance, as Dad is nearly out of money). Unfortunately, stepmom (88, cancer) is ‘not ready’ for AL, so is staying at the house (but visiting frequently). He constantly tells her he wants to go home to the house ‘he built’ (and also thinks she’s having an affair). She’s wondering about taking him to visit the house for the day, but is worried (as am I) that he just might sit down in his favorite chair and refuse to go back to AL. Thoughts? Anyone with experience in this area? I'm going out to visit him (I'm in Michigan, he's in Massachusetts) in June and am expecting this issue.
Status: Open May 12, 2016 - 07:43 AM
Senior Living Communities, Dementia