This recent post shared the benefits of home care as an interim option for people with Alzheimer’s, as the disease often impacts the ability to manage basic daily care and household tasks essential for living independently, yet does not always affect the individual’s physical health and mobility to the point where medical care is needed.
A comment on the post offered an alternative view though: “If the transition to total care is made so late in the disease’s progression, could more damage be done to our loved ones by upsetting their comfortable routine? Meaning, could putting our loved ones in a nursing home or assisted living facility so late in Alzheimer’s stages do more harm for them by causing an upset in their comfortable routine and causing them to be upset, confused, and angry? (Potentially leading to other dangerous behavior and medical issues?)”
It’s an excellent point, but it also presented the opportunity to clarify that total care as described above (that is, skilled medical services) or even end 0f life care, can come to you wherever you are. Whether your loved one with Alzheimer’s still lives at home or has transitioned to assisted living, when the time comes and more care is required, hospice or skilled medical care can come to you by way of a home healthcare agency.