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Session 11 - 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.

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Visit the Discussion Forums, where you can post, in a common area, messages to all other community members. It’s a place for you to interact with others and to share experiences about making a decision to move to a long-term care home.

At any time, you may scroll to the Search bar at the top of the page and type a specific question or topic.

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