Jan 14, 2015
By Rick Law of the Estate Planning Center at Law Elder Law. Estate planners and senior advocates in the western suburbs of Chicago in Illinois.
When your loved one with dementia reaches the point where they can no longer live at home, it can be one of the hardest decisions you ever have to make.
Thankfully, there are often ways a qualified elder law attorney can help the ailing family through this difficult time.
Having a plan and knowing the right questions to ask beforehand will allow you and your family to make a more informed decision.
If there are options available in your area, it is a good idea to visit several different facilities before narrowing down the choices. Once a few facilities that stand out have been identified, try visiting each one several times, preferably at different times in the day and at least once during a meal.
It is also important to find a nursing home with an Alzheimer’s special care unit.
People with Alzheimer’s disease have a tendency to wander off and can easily get lost, confused, and scared. Some special care units accommodate this behavior by providing a safe area to wander in, in the form of a walled-in garden or yard.
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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