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Advice on Moving Loved One to an Assisted Living Facility

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Posted April 30, 2014

 

I just wanted to share a short piece of advice. My mother- just turned 86- always extremely strong willed and difficult and now in midstage Alzheimer's was struggling in her own home for the last few years. It was a constant source of stress for me as I live an hr away. I spent a night or two every week, hired caregivers ... did her shopping, took her to appts, neglected my own family, was going from one crisis to another. I won't tell you how many injuries, weeks I stayed...she told me she'd kill herself if I moved her out of her home. She'd have screaming tantrums...finally after dehydration and falls I put my foot down. As her only family member and having been bullied by her my whole life it was hard! I found the best place and had back up help take her out for moving day. I hired helpers- do it if you can!! She was mad, but within 2 days she was perfectly fine!!! She looks and sounds better than she has in months. She is making friends. She is busy. She is eating better. Should have done it a year ago. You know what is right. Don't reason with the unreasonable. Just take good loving care of them. It helped bringing her familiar things. I can breathe at last. Maybe my eye will stop twitching now? Good luck!

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