Home Care, Long-term Care, Memory Care Units, and Other Living Arrangements
(Alzheimer's Roadmap Book 6) by Laura Town
As individuals with Alzheimer’s disease progress to the later stages of the disease, they will become increasingly dependent on others for care. This increased need for care is often seen in the individual’s living arrangements. Most individuals with Alzheimer’s disease can live at home for some time, especially with the help of home services and home healthcare. Eventually, though, they will need 24-hour live-in care. If they don’t have a spouse or if their spouse is unable to provide the needed care, they may need to move in with a caregiver or move to an assisted living or long-term care facility. When your loved one needs advanced care, you may find that a memory care unit that specializes in caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia is the best choice. The information in this book provides you with checklists to help you know when a different living situation is needed, what to look for when searching for a new living arrangement, and how to help your loved one make the transition to a new living arrangement.