Joe’s family was becoming concerned as they began uncovering evidence that their widowed father’s memory was fading while he sat alone in an empty house. Bills weren’t being paid, and dust was accumulating despite claims that he’d just cleaned. When conversations went longer than five minutes, Joe forgot what he was talking about. He had dementia.
For a short time, Joe’s children moved in with him, but it took an unbearable toll on the family to care for him. Likewise, a conversation about moving into the children’s house would lead to Joe’s violent outbursts and perpetual confusion.
The family consulted with Concierge Care Advisors on options for memory care facilities, and we found them a perfect community closeby and within their budget. Most importantly, the community had a rooftop garden, where Joe would be able to tend to his flowers—something that grounded him as he and his wife grew them together years ago.