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xwords59

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My mom is 94. She uses a walker. She is in good physical health, but short term memory is lacking. We transitioned her from her apt with live-in aide to an AL 4 months ago because we thought it would be better for her and easier for myself/my sister to manage. It has been worse. AL does not perform contracted services satisfactorily (despite repeated meetings with mgmt), but bigger issue is that my Mom has fallen 3 or 4 times since moving in. She did not seem to fall with the aide (unless aide did not tell us). Everytime she falls they take her to the ER. My sister lives near her, I do not. This is putting a real strain on her. I think we need to make a change, but not sure what to do. SNF? Move to a different facility? What questions to ask?
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If you are thinking a place for your Mom go on line the check out places than go visit them. Take you Mom to them than choose, ask questions, Like do they have a personal needs account when Mom needs money. Ask do they take them on small trips and other things that concern you. Not only the place but asked the people working in the place. The main person are only interested in getting the beds fill. So ask them to show you around and go out of your way and ask people already there and the workers also.
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Medications and incontinence are big causes of falls in assisted living communities. Check to make sure she's taking her medication, and there's been no changes. Incontinence can make them rush out of their beds to the bathroom. Perhaps diapers can help.
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Just came across an article on causes of falling that might be helpful to you, has some recommendations on what to look out for and what to do https://www.seniorsafetyreviews.com/tips/5-biggest-causes-seniors-falling/ 
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