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Selecting a Long Term Care Option
As you assess long-term care living options, you will likely visit a number of communities. To help you determine the one that’s right for you or your loved one, consider the following questions to evaluate each community based on your needs. HuntLeigh Care Homes has created a printable check-list for you to print and take with you during your visits.
Teepa Snow is one of the leading educators on dementia and the care that accompanies it, in the US and Canada. As an occupational therapist with forty years of clinical practice, she has founded a company and an approach to support and engage people experiencing changes in brain function. http://teepasnow.com
Mission: The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) mission is to provide optimal care and services to individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses and to their families and caregivers.
Mission: The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Formerly the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS), this state department is in charge of licensing and oversight of long-term care (LTC) for seniors along with other services.
- Medicaid for families and children
- Long-term care for people who are older or who have disabilities
- SNAP food benefits and TANF cash assistance for families
- Behavioral health services
- Services to help keep people who are older or who have disabilities in their homes and communities
- Services for women and other people with special health needs
A good overview of how to care for and be a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease from WebMD.com. https://www.webmd.com/alzheimers/ss/slideshow-alzheimers-overview
A general overview of Alzheimer’s disease from the Center for Disease Control (CDC). https://www.cdc.gov/aging/aginginfo/alzheimers.htm
A general overview of how the stages of Alzheimer’s is classified from Alzheimers.net. https://www.alzheimers.net/stages-of-alzheimers-disease/