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Choosing a home care provider and caregiver

Written on August 14, 2014 at 10:11 pm, by

Good care includes ensuring safety and meeting basic needs; it also means finding care providers that treat the whole person with respect, dignity and compassion.  Additionally, it includes providing an environment that allows the person to feel independent and safe, while respecting the needs of anyone else in the household. Getting started: assessing care needs  Continue Reading »

Tips for Choosing a Nursing Home

Written on August 14, 2014 at 10:07 pm, by

For many caregivers, there comes a point when they are no longer able to take care of their loved one at home.  Choosing a residential care facility-nursing home or an assisted living facility-is a big decision, and it can be hard to know where to start. It’s helpful to gather information about services and options  Continue Reading »

Who Would Take Care of the Person with Alzheimer’s Disease if Something happened to You?

Written on August 14, 2014 at 10:05 pm, by

It is important to have a plan in case of your own illness, disability, or death. Consult a lawyer regarding a living trust, durable power of attorney for health care and finances, and other estate planning tools. Consult with family and close friends to decide who will take responsibility for the person with Alzheimer’s Disease.  You  Continue Reading »

Tips for Caregivers of People with Alzheimer’s disease

Written on August 14, 2014 at 10:02 pm, by

Tips for Caregivers Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) at home is a difficult task and can become overwhelming at times.  Each day brings new challenges as the caregiver copes with changing levels of ability and new patterns of behavior.  Research has shown that caregivers themselves often are at increased risk for depression  Continue Reading »