It’s a hard decision to make when deciding to take this step with a family member. It was for me. I had met with the office staff, who were friendly, considerate and knowledgable. After considering all the variables, I chose Inspired Living in Palm Bay. Cost is a major factor, especially when I looked at other memory care facilities. Private care is expensive, but Inspired Living in Palm Bay met my budget with a private room. The facility is clean and the staff helpful. I met with the chef and he sat with me to discuss diet and any special needs. Rooms are secured. Residents can’t sneak out. Every resident has a locator bracelet to help locate your family member on the facility mapper. I visit once or twice a week to ensure good care is provided. There was some adjustment time for her to learn her new surroundings, but after a few months has settled in. She has Dementia/Alzheimer’s. Care is provided 24/7, 365 giving me peace of mind when I’m not there. There is no easy answer in these trying times, but I think I made a good choice in choosing Inspired Living of Pam Bay.
Capt. Steve Alqueza