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How to Find Residential Care for Alzheimer’s Patients

There are ways to find care either at home or in a residential setting


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 caregiving 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.

  • Eldercare.gov has answers on how to modify your home for caregiving.
  • The Alzheimer's Association's CareFinder is an interactive tool that recommends care options and provides a list of questions to ask when screening a care provider.
  • The Eldercare Locator allows you to find help in your community by searching by ZIP code or city and state.

Home- and Community-Based Services

  • The Alzheimer's Association  has a list of services that may be included in home- and community-based services waivers.

Respite Care

Types of Licensed Residences in Your Area

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

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