A Guide for Families of People with Dementia Living in Care Facilities.
Posted Oct 18 2010 6:00am
The Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Illinois Chapter is offering a free online resource, Encouraging Comfort Care: A Guide for Families of People with Dementia Living in Care Facilities. This 21-page booklet provides information to families and staff of long-term care facilities about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, particularly care issues related to the late and final stages.
The Guide will enable families to make informed choices about a variety of medical decisions they may face on behalf of loved ones with dementia living in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other types of care facilities. It also equips families to ask good questions aimed at obtaining the best care for their loved ones, including a checklist of comfort care measures to be discussed with staff members of care facilities.
For staff members of long-term care facilities, the guide is a tool for those who wish to educate families and assist them in care planning.