Joan Boice, a retired school teacher afflicted with dementia, hoped to hang on to her dignity and safety when she checked into Emerald Hills, a facility run by America’s largest assisted living company. What she and her family got was an introduction to what many think is the country’s next great health crisis.
I run a small care home for the elderly and I'm always educating people on the myth that the big assisted living memory unit is good for their parent with dementia. They look pretty and busy, but that doesn't add up to qualified/trained staff. People with special needs require more specialized care. This book tells how a loving attentive family was deceived by marketing, and manipulating what was really going on with their mother. In the end she was robbed of the last years of her life and suffered in pain unable to talk anymore could not communicate her needs.