If you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease who can no longer be cared for at home, make sure that he or she is getting the best care possible in a long term care facility. It’s important that you carefully research so that you can find a facility that will meet all of your loved one’s needs. Take a look at the following information to learn more. If you have any questions, or if you’d like to discuss long term care options, contact an elder law attorney.
There are many long term care facilities to choose from. Not all long term care facilities are the same; while there are a variety of options available, not all options will be a good fit for your loved one. You will need to get to know each facility so that you can make a decision that will benefit your loved one the most.
When you’re visiting facilities, take the time to ask about special programs and procedures for those with Alzheimer’s. In many cases, a facility may offer special activities and routines for these types of patients, run by specially trained staff members. Some facilities even have special units made for patients with Alzheimer’s so that they’re able to get the individualized attention and security that is needed.
You will also need to make other considerations when choosing a facility. Will your loved one be able to afford the level of care that is needed? Does your loved one have additional special care requirements such as medical needs that need to be met? Will family members be able to visit on a regular basis?
If you need assistance choosing a long term care facility that will cater to your loved one’s Alzheimer’s Disease, consult with an experienced and qualified elder law attorney.