Can a person with dementia live in assisted living?
Yes, isn’t that the point of assisted living? As long as they can transfer themselves, are continent of urine and bowel movements, and take their medications with prompts, they can live in assisted living facilities. Initially, dementia patients can often live on their own. As the condition progresses, the patient may have trouble managing money, taking meds, paying bills, or leaving familiar surroundings and wandering away.
Eventually, the person needs to move somewhere with a higher level of care. Assisted Living facilities are designed for somewhat independent people, so they don’t usually have the ratio to have people who need a lot of monitoring. If you pay extra, it might be possible to get 1:1 staffing at assisted living.