Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive condition, as are many other dementia or memory-related conditions. Therefore, seniors dealing with these conditions need an increasing level of care and assistance over time. That is one of the very reasons that families and loved ones of senior adults dealing with Alzheimer’s and dementia are often faced with the difficult choice of seeking help from the professional caregivers at a full-time residential memory care facility.
The unfortunate likelihood is that a person who suffers from dementia or Alzheimer's will eventually require 24-hour supervised care in a specialized setting. For people with early stage Alzheimer’s or dementia, an assisted living facility may suffice. Others in later stages will need 24-hour skilled nursing care. Some facilities combine both, so that seniors can first live more independently in assisted living, and transfer to 24-hour skilled nursing care when that becomes necessary.
Assisted Living Locators, your eldercare resource, provides expert advice on residential care options designed for the specific needs of Alzheimer’s patients. Our free referral service provides an in-depth assessment of your loved one, pre-screened care options and on-going post placement follow-up.
To access Assisted Living Locators' services, please call Cascade Centers at 800-433-2320.