Angie Carson no longer could live on her own.

She wasn’t eating, and cleanliness was becoming an issue. She did not want to leave her home, yet daughter Regina Ashley didn’t think her mother was ready for a nursing home.

Carson, who has a level of dementia, needed more care than her daughter could give but less than a nursing home provides. Ashley heard about a family-type home for adults, a private home in which residents receive round-the-clock attention while staying engaged in family life.

Carson, 90, is one of four residents, and she folds laundry and helps set the table and do the dishes. “It gives them a purpose,” her daughter said. “I think there should be more. It’s a perfect place.” continue reading>>

Source: Patti Singer (Democrat and Chronicle, September 2010)

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