If you have a loved one who is entering the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, it’s never too early to think about your options for long-term care. There are a range of options available for patients with varying severity of need. When deciding which is best for you, it’s good to start by answering the following questions:
Most people start out providing Alzheimer’s care on their own, at home. However, as the disease progresses, it can be increasingly difficult for family caregivers to provide care on their own. There are a variety of services available to lend a hand, from occasional to round-the-clock assistance. Here are a few options that may be available in your community.
At first, you may be able to get the help you need in caring for your loved one with Alzheimer’s at home. As the disease progresses, however, your loved one may need more intensive help—and round-the-clock care. At this point, you may need to consider residential care options, such as: