When someone with Alzheimer’s disease can’t live alone anymore, an assisted living facility is one way to make sure she gets the care and attention she needs in a safe place. The decision to move is not an easy one for you, your loved one, and your family to make. Here’s how to tell if it’s the right option for your loved one’s situation and how to choose a good facility.
Personal care like dressing, bathing, and using the toilet
24-hour emergency care
Social and recreational activities
How Do I Find the Right Nursing Home?
It takes time to research nursing homes and decide on the one that’s best for your loved one. So you should start looking long before you’ll need to take the step of moving him. Many facilities often have waiting periods, too. Plan ahead so you can make the transition much easier.
Family and caregivers should talk about what services their loved one needs and how often he needs them. Think about what’s important to you before you start calling different nursing homes.
Before you schedule visits to the ones you’re interested in, ask about vacancies, admission requirements, the level of care they provide, and if they accept payment with Medicare, Medicaid, or other government-funded health insurance options.