Dealing with Alzheimer’s is hard on the individual going through the disease, but also to the ones who have to watch them go through the disease. So how can I comfort them? There are care facilities and assisted living places for people to go if they cannot carry out life's skills and processes. These places are meant for people who cannot live at home anymore. There are a couple of options; retirement housing, assisted living, nursing home, and Alzheimer’s special care units (SCUs) also called memory care units.
Assisted living, rest homes, and retirement housing are all similar units. Retirement housing would be a good idea for people who have an early stage of Alzheimer’s. This institute allows the individuals to live alone with some supervision. When someone applies for retirement housing they can still live at home. However, they will may need help paying bills, cleaning, and cooking.
Rest homes provide 24 hour supervision. When in a nursing home, you will receive help with nutrition, bathing, activities, and housekeeping. This is very similar to assisted living. Assisted living is a little more intense with care. They are both very good places to get help.
Alzheimer’s special care units are often like a step up from assisted living and rest homes. Many states often require assisted living and rest homes to posses the skills that an Alzheimer’s special care unit would posses. They all take great care of people. If I had Alzheimer’s I think I would most likely want to be in an Alzheimer’s special care unit because they know the most about Alzheimer's. However, all of the places that I talked about about are good places to be.