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Alzheimer Treatment Options
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
At what point should a family consider a change from a retirement residence to a long-term care facility – and how should it be handled if one member of a couple could stay in a retirement residence but the other really requires long-term care?
To a great
extent, in most cases, the retirement residence will dictate this as
most will have fairly well defined criteria regarding the level of care
that can be accommodated. In some residences however, additional
services may be purchased which may allow your loved one to age in
place, perhaps delaying the move to a long-term care home.
one person of a couple requires long-term care placement and the other
does not, the couple has the option of living together in a long-term
care home, despite the fact that one of the two may not qualify. This
is often the preferred way to go since the couple can remain together
and the healthier of the two can help support his or her spouse.