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Robert Blais
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   Posted 10/28/2015 12:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone.

Need some advice please.

Would like to stay in a condo or apartment before November in Ontario together with my grandmom who had dementia.

I'm looking for a nice place, walking distance to restaurants, hospital and groceries. So it would be easy for me to look after her when buying things.

We are the only two left who is living in our family. And I might be looking for a retirement community soon for my grandma. As of now, I am looking for a condo where we can stay.

Lots of questions. Any suggestions would be great.

Thanks:)

f@$kepilepsy
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   Posted 10/28/2015 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I consider myself an elder care expert. You would need to give more information. Such as her current living situation, How much time are you spending with her now? Is she mild, moderate or severely demented? Would you be taking her from her area to yours? Why do you think this move is good for her? Does she have friends in the area i.e. her church? She could be more confused if you move her. so your reasoning here must be sound. What type of work do you do? If you say nursing, you maybe able to use those skills or you could have a job that requires heavy travel and i would think maybe not. You stated she might need to go to a retirement housing. If you get her into the senior living environment early it allows for better relationships with staff and other seniors. Follow your first mind... Can you do this? Care-giving is a passion. It's not for everyone and you need to know your limitations. The best option might be to do a trial run and live with her in the place she currently resides... so you can get a real feel for her and the level of care she would need... I would do this before she is moved. I say this because if she has been in the same home for many years she could become severely depressed and confused if you move her. Be sure to look for places near a good adult day care center... and don't be afraid to ask for help. Best of luck to you!

Post Edited (f@$kepilepsy) : 10/28/2015 8:31:14 PM (GMT-6)

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