Debby Campbell found out her father, singer Glen Campbell, had been placed in a Nashville assisted living facility for Alzheimer's disease on the news. That was in April. Now she's telling Country Weekly that she wants to pull him out of the facility and move him into her house in Arizona.
"I want to take my dad home and take care of him," she told the magazine in its new issue, which is on stands now. "I know that he is getting along great with the people who are at the facility, but that's not how I feel — as his daughter — he should spend the rest of his life. I feel like he should be surrounded by loved ones at home."
Debby Campbell said he's told her numerous times that he wants to go home and she's exploring options for how to make the move happen.
Glen Campbell's wife of 31 years, Kim Woolen, told People magazine she made the decision to move him into the facility because she and her children were "completely exhausted" trying to take care of him and that it had become a safety risk. Woolen has three adult children with Campbell; Debby Campbell is Glen Campbell's daughter from a previous marriage.
"No one was getting any sleep and we were struggling every second to keep him safe," Woolen said.
Glen Campbell, 78, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2011 and continued to tour for nearly two years after that. Debby Campbell said her father was still in fine physical health despite the impact Alzheimer's has had on his mind.
"It's funny," she told Country Weekly, "when I'm with him and he's playing guitar, he will keep reverting back to the old songs that he grew up listening to like old Hank Williams riffs."