Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease that impacts every family member, from the senior who suffers from its effects to the adult child that must coordinate care. The disease often leaves family members and caregivers feeling like they have no options. While many families want to keep their loved one at home to provide a sense of comfort and continuity, there is almost always a point at which staying in the home is no longer an option.
Choosing a care center that specializes in Alzheimer’s care is the best way for the loved one to receive the care they need while giving caregivers peace of mind, but it’s not always an easy task. Alzheimer’s requires a specialized type of care that is not found at every care center, resulting in other important considerations such as cost and the proximity of the care center. Experienced elder law attorneys at Jarvis can help you through these concerns and guide you through the process of finding the right Alzheimer’s care center for your loved one.
When looking for an Alzheimer’s care center, you should consider any special needs your parent has and whether the facilities you’re looking at can address those needs. A common consideration is the type of space available, which is often a concern if the senior is still physically active. A Your loved one needs the ability to move around without feeling confined, while also being kept safe and secure.
Another consideration is the make-up of the other residents in the care center. There are pros and cons to placing your loved one in an all-Alzheimer’s care center or a care center that caters to a mixed population. You’ll also need to consider the capabilities of the care center staff that will work with and care for your loved one. Can they care for the special needs of an Alzheimer patient while also tending to a mixed population?
There are many other considerations when choosing an Alzheimer’s care center. Jarvis Law Office can review your unique situation and offer solutions. Call us at 877-653-3450 to schedule an initial complimentary consultation.