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Reposting for Cdinpa
Welcome to our world cdinpa. I'm so glad you found us.
The placement yo write about sounds like a good option.
Hashedbuzz, Glad you found us here. Lots of information from the good folks here. Just wanted to add my opinion for whatever it is worth. This sounds like a much better option than the one our family was given this past July. My dmil (84 with stage 6 Alzheimers) was taken to the hospital for extreme agitation and wanting to hurt herself and others. Well, after a couple of days and lots of anti-anxiety meds.....they just said...."she is getting discharged in a couple of hours!! Yup! No plan, no let's get your ducks in an row! Nope....take her home!! Meanwhile we did not even have a bed to sleep on or aides set up to help my 86 yo dfil who at the time was her sole caregiver!! Yup! Tough luck for you she is going home OR we would be responsible for her bill, personally!!
No rehab, no respite offered!! Just bring the car around front! Guess what she was back there in about 2 weeks. WOW I am surprised! NOT.
No this is a good option. At least you will be able to breath and try to get things set up for care, where ever than may be.
There is really not a choice to be made here. A two-week behavioral health stay is going to be a requirement for anyone to take him.
The decision is really out of your hands if you hope to get him placed in a facility remotely near you.
Was he aggressive before the stroke or is this new?
Many here have had to go the geriatric psych unit route. Regular hospitals and regular psych units do not have the expertise for dementia care and getting him settled down. I guess if it were me I would do the two week admission while you get him stabilized and work out a plan. The psychiatrists at the geri-psych unit will be much better equipped to treat him. I am unsure what typical policies for visiting hours are, but I don't really see a way around it. The psych unit should have a social worker you should work with right away. Tell that person he cannot go home when discharged. Work with them on placement. Be very firm and clear that you can't care for him at home and he needs to be placed in memory care.