Jan 08, 2015
By Elder Law Estate Planner Rick Law of Law Elder Law. Providing wills, trusts, estate plans, guardianship, probate, and more.
Adult day care is typically a stage between independent living and living in a nursing home. The ailing individual and their family decision makers usually visit a few facilities prior to picking one to ensure the program offered is what their loved one requires at this stage of the Alzheimer’s journey.
Clients’ family members and/or decision makers should look for the following:
There may come a point in time when your loved one may need to be placed in an assisted-living facility.
This can be a very personal decision. Individuals in the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s disease often wander off and can become lost, and that is when most families consider assisted-living options.
Older people with dementia who live alone are more likely to need emergency medical services because of self-neglect. Overall, people with dementia who live alone are at a greater risk of accidental death than those living with others. This may be due to lack of recognition of harm and delays in seeking medical help.
Assisted-living facilities can be the right choice for people suffering from Alzheimer’s when skilled nursing is not yet needed—a step before a nursing home. Moving a loved one into one of these facilities often allows the healthy spouse to better cope with the difficulties of caretaking for the spouse with the disease.
These are some of the questions to ask about the facility to ensure they are making an informed choice:
If your loved one has memory problems and you’re afraid of the consequences that may bring, give our office a call today at 800-310-3100. Your first consultation is absolutely free. We’ll let you know what steps you need to take, right now, to protect yourself and your family. Call now.
Rick L. Law, Attorney, Estate Planner for Retirees.
Rick was named the #1 Illinois elder law estate planning attorney by Leading Lawyer Magazine. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, AARP Magazine, TheStreet.com, and numerous newspapers and articles. Rick is the lead attorney for Law Elder Law, LLP, focusing in Estate Planning, Guardianship, and Nursing Home Solutions. His goal is to give retirees an informed edge when it comes to dealing with an uncertain future. Get flexible retirement strategies that work during good times and bad, plus information on how you can save your home and assets from being used to pay for long term care.
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