Assisted living does not have the same laws and regulations and as this documentary points out , many lives are lost unnecessarily.
The cholesterol drugs are responsible in large part for the increased dementia.
The brain needs the right fats and lots of hydration. Little is done nutritionally to serve our elders and as their money gets tighter and little oversight is given by friends and family the perfect storm is created .
5k a month for assisted living ??
Seriously , I’ll never entertain either nursing home or assisted living .
What I witnessed with Mom and Dad was vulgar .
Mom developed fibromyalgia after an open heart surgery error left her with infection that required her incision be open for 6 months as I understand it.
Dad paid to have her cared for by the best in ate area . She was in great pain and I visited her and reported this to the nurses station . With no feeling at all the nurse snapped back at me that they were not staffed enough to turn Mom every 15 minutes !
Her job as a nurse and where she was a patient , told her they could not care for her ; nothing more they could do and sent her home to die .
Thus the nursing home
Dad took her out and brought her home where she died in her own bed days later .
The same thing happened with half sister , a nurse in Alabama who lost her speech and hearing and again her husband was told to take her home to die .
Both were under 68 and pensions were saved payout by corporate hospitals .
It’s disgusting as I have always noted , how elders are ” managed” in the USA