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Planning and Preparing for the Long Road Ahead

alzheimers and dementia care placement servicesAlzheimer’s disease can be a challenging journey, not only for the person diagnosed but also for their family members and loved ones. Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s can seem overwhelming at times, but the more information and support you have, the better you can navigate the demanding road ahead and determine the long-term care options that are best suited to you and your loved one.

Preparing for Alzheimer’s and dementia care.

As you come to grips with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, you may be dealing with a whole range of emotions and concerns. You’ll no doubt be worried about how your loved one will change, how you’ll keep him or her comfortable, and how much your life will change. You’ll also likely be experiencing emotions such as anger, grief, and shock. Adjusting to this new reality is not easy. It’s important to give yourself some time and to reach out for help. The more support you have, the better you will be able to help your loved one.

Early stage Alzheimer’s care preparations

There are some Alzheimer’s care preparations that are best done sooner rather than later. It may be hard to consider these questions at first, as it means thinking about a time when your loved one is already well down the road of his or her Alzheimer’s journey. However, putting preparations in place early helps a smoother transition for everyone. Depending on the stage of diagnosis, include the person with Alzheimer’s in the decision-making process as much as possible. If their dementia is at a more advanced stage, at least try to act on what their wishes would be.

Understanding long-term Alzheimer’s and Dementia care options

It’s the nature of Alzheimer’s disease to progressively get worse as memory deteriorates. In the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s, round-the-clock care is usually needed. Thinking ahead to these possibilities can help make decisions easier. Every family is different but working with a Choice Connections Certified Senior Housing Specialist will help you to better understand your options so you can make an informed decision.

Alzheimers/Dementia Care, also called memory care or special care units (SCU)

A memory care environment is designed for persons with a level of impairment making it unsafe for them to stay at home, but who does not require intensive care of a skilled nursing facility. Memory Care allows the individual experiencing memory loss to maintain a level of independence while relying on the safety and security of being in a residential facility with professional staff.

Residences are usually 100% secure with alarmed or locked areas to assure no one wanders off.

SCUs are designed to meet the specific needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. These communities are often incorporated as separate care units of assisted living communities.

Finding an Alzheimer’s or Dementia Care Solution for Your Loved One

Before you start your search for Alzheimer’s or Dementia Care options, ask yourself a few key questions about what you are looking for, what you need to know, what your ideal outcome would be a year from now, how you will the evaluate the cost of the memory care facility, and how you will make the distinction between price and value. And always, contact your local Choice Connections Certified Senior Housing Specialist.

Our service is FREE and we will walk you through the maze of Alzheimer’s and Dementia care options and personally guide you every step of the way – and always free of charge


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At Choice Connections our primary goal is to help you and your loved one find the best care available. We are compensated by our care partner with whom we work. Please know that we will always present you with all of the most appropriate care options whether we have a relationship with that provider or not.

Helping You Find the Perfect Senior Living Community

Whether you are looking for Assisted Living, Independent Living, Nursing Home, Memory Care or In-Home Care Services, the search to find the “perfect fit” home or care services for your loved one has never been easier.

Our team of experienced, compassionate local senior living advisers will help you explore and understand the most appropriate senior living, senior care and in-home care options.

Transitions are rarely easy, however, the array of resources available to our local senior advisers allows them to personally guide you through the maze of available senior housing and care options and offer suggestions and recommendations on how to make the transition as smooth as possible and to provide detailed information specific to your situation.


Helping You Find the Perfect Senior Living Community

Because we are a community-based service, your local Choice Connections Senior Living Advisor has extensive knowledge of the local senior care industry which allows them to save families time and stress.

Our senior advisors are familiar with service providers or each community’s ability to accommodate various needs, the amenities offered, and the range of costs for each. Using this knowledge, a Choice Connections senior advisor can identify those communities and care providers that will best meet your needs.

You are never alone. At Choice Connections, we take pride in personally guiding our clients every step of the way.

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