I got a good early Christmas present by finding a place to move my mother, to Fairfax Nursing Center. As some of you know, the last week of our trip to New Zealand/Australia she was taken to the hospital with a bad UTI. This greatly heightened her dementia, and she was catheterized. The combination of these factors led to her former assisted living facility to say they could no longer take care of her. As soon as we came home, even before we unpacked, we had to start looking for someplace to move her. A word to the wise: When you look at a place for elderly relatives, choose one with many levels above what you think is now needed. We had to move hubby's aunt three times, and his mother once so far, and now my mother. Anyhow, we moved her to Burke Health and Rehabilitation Center near us to convalesce. We then started the hunt for a more permanent placement. That sure does take a lot of time and energy, because you are searching on behalf of someone with whom you cannot consult, and whose future condition is unknown. We were lucky enough to find an open bed in Fairfax Nursing Center, which seems to have all the capabilities to take care of her no matter what happens to her condition in the future.