Deciding whether to choose home-based care for a loved one who has Alzheimer’s can be difficult. The best time to begin to begin thinking about your options are in the early stages of the disease as this is when the person with Alzheimer’s can take part in the decision making process. Whenever possible, all the individuals that will be part of the patient’s care should be included.
Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s in their own home has the obvious benefit of enabling the person to remain in surroundings that are the most comfortable and most familiar to them. But home-based care may also require that adjustments and modifications be made to the home. The type and extent of modifications depend upon the stage of the illness and the individual needs of the person with the disease.
Community programs that serve the needs of the elderly are vital resources to the caregiver. Your state or agency on aging can guide you to the right resources near you. You can also find information about -home care services, geriatric care managers, respite services and adult day care.
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