How do I know what type of facility - memory or assisted living
My dad is 92 years old and currently living on his own but has short term memory loss/dementia. I assist him on daily basis including reminder to take pills, reminder to eat, food shopping and laundry. Visit him 2x per day (morning and night) and also have him over to our house a few
times per week.
He still is mobile and also takes care of himself (showers and shaves daily) and can heat things up in microwave. He is sleeping alot during the day I believe out of boredom and loneliness, I have someone come in 3x per week and takes him out. I believe he needs assisted living /memory care for socialization and also to help us out.
I am not sure what type of facility he needs. I have visited memory care facilities but that seems extreme for his current situation and expensive. He does need to be reminded about meds, eating etc.
He has been very resistant to moving in the past but he also has stairs which are becoming difficult so any advice on how to convince him is also appreciated.
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
Status: Open Jan 03, 2017 - 08:14 AM
Senior Living Communities, Dementia