My father is 79 and is suffering from Alzheimer's. He's been in a hospital for 2 months awaiting a bed in a nursing home.
The hospital and I have spoken w/ nearly 40 facilities. Here is what they all say:
1. They don't have a secure dementia unit.
2. If they do have a dementia unit they do not have any male beds open.
3. The ratio of female to male beds is between 4 to 1 to 6 to 1 and the waiting list for males is roughly 50 long.
I searched the web to see if I could read some articles about these issues. Can't find anything.
I'm really upset that the situation is as bad as it is and so few seem to care. I'm not writing for advise, I just want to know if other are experiencing the same issues or is it just my area. I don't understand why it is so difficult to find help for my father.