Should my father, who has dementia, come to stay with me for a few days?
Post date: 2020-01-22 10:17:55
My 90-year-old father has serious dementia and is very physically frail. My mom has it in her head that my wife and I should have him stay at our house for a week or so, which seems like a terrible idea to me as he would be in unfamiliar surroundings, we have lots of stairs and he wouldn't have access to the hospice team he sees every week ... but maybe I'm wrong? Would it be OK for us to take him for at least a weekend to give my mom a break from caretaking?
He should be in a skilled nursing facility, but my mom refuses to put him in one because Medicaid would pay for it and she thinks they will take all the proceeds from the sale of the house that she plans to sell after he's gone. He is in hospice through Medicare, and a team of people comes by throughout the week to check on him, give him showers, etc.