Caregivers frequently ask if they need a geriatric care manager to help them find long-term dementia care. Our short answer is no, a geriatric care manager is not required, however, much of that answer rests upon other factors, such as, how much knowledge you have about memory care living.
We know that the search for financial help for the care of your loved one with dementia can be time-consuming and challenging. Like so many others, you may not be aware that the Veterans Benefits Administration offers several program options that can help with the financial aspects of memory care, Aid and Attendance, and Housebound allowance.
Relationships between parents and their children aren’t always picture-perfect, and as people grow older they can change for the better or for the worse. Caregiving an aging parent isn’t an easy feat, but it can be much more stressful if the parent has dementia.
Making the decision to move your loved one to memory care can be a very difficult choice but knowing how to identify the signs that 24-hour care is necessary can help you evaluate and make that critical determination.
What do you do when a dementia patient refuses care? The best starting place is to understand why.
With the pandemic coinciding with the holidays, every family must take precaution when visiting their loved ones in memory care communities as they are considered most vulnerable to the virus. Safety protocols are set by every community to make family visits extra safe to minimize any risks of infection for the residents and staff as well as the families visiting as well.
Our tips will help you have a caring and honest talk with your loved one to prepare them for a move to memory care.