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Welcome to CareNotes. In this special section we will feature a reader's letter and provide an opportunity for an interactive exchange that will help find some answers and possible solutions to concerns. If you wish to respond to this letter, simple follow the link provided at the end of the letter and add your comments and thoughts to our CareNotes Board.

This Week's Carenote - 6/16/10

I am trying to find a suitable assisted living facility in Southern California for my wife who is 41 years old and has cognitive impairment due to multiple strokes.  I've checked my local caregiver resource center, my state's community care licensing facility (for ARFs), and called placement referral services but to no avail.  The places I've contacted are biased toward seniors, boarding homes that allow for at most 1 person under 60, or for mentally unstable (bi-polar, psychotic, etc.) people.  Right now the closest option are the boarding homes, which settings and activities are geared toward seniors.  My wife needs supervision and some assistant with her ADLs but she still enjoys going out (malls, movies, beaches, parks, etc.) which isn't conducive to a boarding home environment (i.e. she will be living with only seniors).  There must be facilities that are geared to a younger crowd.  Please help.

Thanks,
J

 

 

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