Choosing the right level of care for your loved one can be daunting. Older adults and adults with Alzheimer’s typically want to remain in their own homes for as long as possible, sometimes at risk of their needs not being fully met or of having insufficient resources available to meet them. Considering all options is important, whether you plan to move into a care community or are seeking to prolong the stay at home through community and home-based care services.
In this Elder Law Minute, Wes Coulson, Southern Illinois Elder Law attorney, presents another topic covered in The Alzheimer’s Guide: Practical Advice for Families, Caregivers and Professionals and discusses insights from the chapter on Finding The Right Level Of Care for someone on the Alzheimer’s journey.
Choosing The Right Level Of Care For Your Loved One With Alzheimer’s
Hi, I’m Wes Coulson and this is your Elder Law Minute. Today I want to talk about something that is covered in, and also put in an unabashed plug for, our Alzheimer’s Guide. I invite you to contact us to request your copy. Not everything in here is about legal things, we’ve tried to include a lot of helpful information for people and families who are in the Alzheimer’s journey.
There’s a chapter in here about finding the right level of care for someone who is at the various stages of the Alzheimer’s journey. It was written by our friend Angela Keeven, who is a Licensed Master Social Worker and a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. That’s really a subject that you want to educate yourself on and, maybe speaking a bit for Angela, there are a lot of different options from Home Care to Adult Day Care, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Nursing Home facilities, and staying in touch with someone who can guide you through that process to find out the right level of care at each stage is really going to make the experience go much more smoothly. People tend to be a step behind and you’ll be a lot happier if you stay a step ahead. Thanks.
For more topics from The Alzheimer’s Guide, visit these articles:
- Memory Care: The relatively new option for Alzheimer’s care
- How to Evaluate a Geriatric Care Facility
- Alzheimer’s Caregiving: The importance of managing your workload and stress
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