Working with Care Providers

Part 1: Making the Decision to Move

Making the decision to move the person you have been caring for into a care home is a difficult decision. Host Liana Shannon discusses options and preparations with care home director, Marlene Collins.


Being prepared can help make this decision less stressful. Often, when a vacancy becomes available in a long-term care home, you will need to make a quick decision about accepting it. Familiarize yourself with the long-term care homes in your area and ask questions about the services, policies and costs of the home beforehand. This will help you make the best decision.

A number of resource people can help you in your search for an appropriate long-term care home. These may include your local Alzheimer Society, support groups, friends or family, doctors, faith leaders, social workers, social service agencies or local organizations for seniors.


Additional Reading

Progression Series: Overview

Progression Series: Late Stage

Adjusting to Long-Term Care

Preparing for Your Doctor's Visit

All About Me Booklet


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