Legal and Long Term Care Planning
For many people with AD and related dementias, there may come a time when they may need to consider transitioning into a long term care facility. All patients should consider planning for the future regardless of their current living situation in order to be prepared for any changes that may occur. Below are some resources regarding continuing care retirement communities and long term care facilities.
- ElderCareLink.com (Adult Day Care)
- Nursing Homes (NIA)
- Long Term Care Options (NHPCO)
- Understanding Long Term Care Insurance (AHCA)
- Resource List: Choosing Healthcare Services and Long-Term Care Facilities (ADEAR)
Continuing Care Retirement Communities
When a person is diagnosed with a progressive condition, such as AD, it is important to begin planning for future legal and financial decisions, so that end-of-life decisions will be carried out according to their wishes. Below are some resources to aid you and your family in organizing your financial and legal matters.
- Getting your affairs in order (NIA)
- Legal Plans: Assisting the Person with Dementia in Planning for the Future (Alzheimer’s Association)
- Money Matters: Helping the Person with Dementia Settle Financial Issues (Alzheimer’s Association)
- Legal and Financial Planning (ADEAR)
- Q&A- Advance Directive & End-of-Life Decisions (NHPCO)
- Having Your Say: Advance Directives (AHCA)