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Choosing an Alzheimer's Care Home for your Loved One

- Friday, June 21, 2013

Often, a good Alzheimer’s care home might be the best option for a loved one who is developing Alzheimer’s. It may seem like a less compassionate option but when your loved one requires constant medical attention and assistance, you should embrace it and feel comfortable with your choice.
You can ensure that the Alzheimer’s care facility is well-equipped and treats the patients with dignity and respect. Choose a care home where you can pay visits regularly. An Alzheimer’s care home must provide an atmosphere that helps your loved one’s condition. Therefore, making the right choice is critical.

Nursing homes are different from Alzheimer’s residential care homes. Alzheimer’s care homes should cater to the condition of your loved one and their stage of disease.

A residential home provides personal care assistance that includes washing and dressing along with food preparation. The caretakers are specially trained to care for people with Alzheimer’s.

Before you finalize on an Alzheimer’s care home, it’s a good idea to pay a visit to study the ambiance, the hygiene and the manner of the care takers. The primary areas of concern in a care home are the rooms, the bathrooms, the care givers, the food and the ease of access to medical facilities.

When you visit the place, watching patients who are already admitted will give you a fair idea about the quality maintained. The most important aspect to check for is that the staff is respectful towards the patients. Alzheimer’s sufferers must be treated like individuals first along with focusing on their condition.

Moving into a care home can be very stressful for an individual with Alzheimer’s. When you make this decision, make sure that your loved one sees it as a positive step rather than an effort to ‘get rid of’ him or her.

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