He currently lives in an assisted living facility, but is in immediate danger of being kicked out, due to his violent outbursts (kicking, punching, spitting, verbal abuse, etc...). He has been confined to his room for the last two months because his outbursts are escalating. He does not have 2 years of private pay - more like 6 months, and needs 24 hour care to prevent wandering and injury to self/others. His adult children are unable and unwilling to care for him in their homes due to his behavior and needs (incontinence, anxiety, other medical issues). He is on Aricept, and a variety of anti-anxiety and anti-psychotic medications - none of which seem to help with his outbursts. We cannot find ANY facilities (in virginia) willing to take him. We have contacted referral services, the local Alzheimers Ass'n chapter, doctors, social workers, and state insurance commissioners, and nobody knows where we should turn. This cannot be an uncommon occurance! What do people do, leave their parents on the street?! What are our options? Civil committment in a psychiatric hospital? Any help is appreciated!
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