Is there a "honeymoon" phase when placement in ALF occurs? My mother has been suffering from dementia for the past 4 years. It has progressed to the point that she needed 24-7 supervision. We had been told that it would take 2-6 months to get into a good ALF. The small private 10-bed facility that we preferred all along had just added 5 beds. Mom was placed within 2 weeks. WOW that was faster than we ever though possible. She has been there for 3 weeks now and everything, and I DO mean everything has gone remarkably well. She never wanted to go to any facility and we lied to her and told her it was temporary while we had extreme plumbing problems. After 10 days, we told her she would be staying there. She wasn't thrilled but she quietly accepted it. We have gone out for cocktails, dinner and dancing once. I was so afraid that she would not want to go back, but that was not the case at all. She smiles and laughs when I see her in the ALF. She likes the staff and the food. I can't believe it. I keep waiting for the other shoe to fall. Has anyone else experienced a "honeymoon" period? And when will the honeymoon be over. Not that I am complaining. Who doesn't love a great honeymoon?