My mother is in assisted living for dementia. After the first year, they jacked up the rate by $600.00 per month. The claim was that the care services increased. Here are the reasons: #1 She is becoming combative (only occasionally), which is an intangible. #2 She now receives 2 baths a week instead of one.
On top of this, she is on the border of being pushed to the next care level which will be an additional +$600. per month. They are breaking my Dad, who is still alive and on a fixed income. And she has only been there a year. Her behavior has not changed all that much.
Has anyone had similar experiences? If so, how did you handle it? Can you fight the charges?
Any help appreicated.