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Finding Good Care for Those With Alzheimer's Disease

Adapted from NIH/National Institute on Aging | November 28, 2012

There may be a point in time where you need outside assistance for the person in your care. Resources for anything from in-home help to a residential care facility to emotional support groups are available.

As Alzheimer's disease progresses, you may need to consider in-home assistance or residential care facilities. There are several easy-to-use tools to help you figure out your needs and find care assistance.

Deciding Where to Live

Staying at home: Most people prefer to stay at home for as long as possible. Staying at home often requires two elements: 1) finding care providers who will come to the home; and 2) adapting the home to reduce obstacles that hinder care giving and make the home unsafe for a person with Alzheimer's disease. In many cases, small changes to the home can make it possible to live at home longer.


Home and community-based services
Respite Care

Types of Licensed Residences in Your Area

If staying at home is no longer an option, there are different kinds of facilities that take care of people with Alzheimer's.

Adapted from Alzheimers.gov, a website developed by the Department of Health and Human Services and the NIH/National Institute of Aging Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center.

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