The problem is, you really can’t help her when she’s alone. The only thing you could do is teach the staff there the technique…but in independent living, there isn’t much staff interaction, usually. If she’s already this confused about time, she’s probably not appropriate for independent living—at least not for very long. At some point, she will probably forget that he’s passed away (good job using the best technique for this!) and she’ll give you a different answer.
Rachael’s program is excellent! We are now better prepared to give our residents the care and understanding they need and to support our resident families with confidence. She also helped us with our engagement activities and daily activity calendars. We are now Dementia By Day Certified!
– Tracy Sneed, Owner of Remember Me Senior Care (TN)