When my mom started showing signs of dementia, we talked about what kind of care she would want as it progressed. She was adamant about not wanting to be in a home until it was absolutely necessary, and I could not agree more with her. I asked her to move in with me, and she agreed after we talked at length about it because she did not want to become a burden to me. She would never be that, no matter what! It helped that I had looked into dementia care in Brooklyn before asking her to come live with me, and that is what finally convinced her that this was a good move.
I am not married, nor do I have any children. I knew that my mom and I would both benefit from having her live with me. Her dementia was not at the point where she was a danger to herself at all. She was just forgetful at times, and she needed help with some basic things like preparing a meal on certain days. We agreed to give this company a chance, and we are both so glad that we did.
She has someone come in once a day. Sometimes they may stay for just an hour, but at times it will be longer. It just depends on what she needs done that day. I can go to work and not have to worry about what she is doing, if she has remembered to take her medication, and if she has eaten well that day. The caretakers who come in to help her with these things also keep her mind active with a lot of conversation, and I think that is probably the best part of having this company as part of her health care team. She is smiling more, and I don’t see the disease progressing any at all right now!