Caring For A Loved One With Dementia

It is crucial to get an elder law attorney in touch with your loved ones if they are diagnosed with a serious illness such as Alzheimer's disease or dementia. 

An elder law attorney will help you apply for government benefits and ensure that all legal documents are in order while your loved one is still competent.

There are many options for caring for someone you love with a debilitating condition:

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There are many options for creating a customized care plan for your loved ones, other than a nursing home.

1. In-Home Nursing

Privately or through an agency, in-home nurses are available. A licensed agency must be used to hire the caregiver if you want to use Medicare or Medicaid to pay for the services. In-home care is more cost-effective when you use an agency.

2. Assisted Living

The best option for someone with Alzheimer's/Dementia in the early stages is assisted living. Nursing staff can help the patient with their daily activities, such as bathing, dressing, and medication.

3 There is no better place than home.

It is possible to stay in the same home as the patient, but it is worth considering the impact this would have on your family's privacy, daily life, and security. You should also consider whether your home provides a safe environment for loved ones with Alzheimer's.

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