How to Choose Dementia Care Facilities?

Q:
How to choose dementia care facilities?

A:
Here are some steps when choosing dementia care facilities:

  • Plan on visiting several care facilities.
  • When you visit a care facility, ask to see the latest survey/inspection report.
  • Visit the facilities at different times of the day.
  • Ask the care facility about room availability, cost and participation.
  • Place your name on a waiting list even if you are not ready to make a decision.
  • Ask what happens if the person with dementia runs out of money.
  • If you anticipate the need for Medicaid, plan to visit with a lawyer that specializes in elder care to ensure a good financial plan is in place.

To learn more you should go to a medical professional.

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