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Alzheimer Care in Riverside

Updated on May 17, 2012
Alzheimer's gradually robs a person of their intellectual abilities.
Alzheimer's gradually robs a person of their intellectual abilities.

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. It's a progressive disease that gradually robs a person of their intellectual abilities to the point that it interferes with daily life. The result is the need for assistance. Alzheimer care in Riverside, California, includes various options. Which type of care you choose will depend on personal preferences, finances, as well as the stage to which Alzheimer's has progressed. No matter which type of care you start with, the fact is there is no cure for Alzheimer's so care will be long-term and most people will need outside care. Many of the communities that offer Alzheimer care in Riverside provide services to accommodate the various stages of the disease.

Respite Care

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's is a consuming responsibility. Respite care is available for family caregivers who need a break. While family, friends, and neighbors may be willing to provide the help you need, professional services for Alzheimer care in Riverside are also available. Possibilities include:

  • Emeritus at Villa de Anza: Along with respite care, they also provide assisted living accommodations.
  • Air Force Village West, Inc.: This Senior community also provides Alzheimer care appropriate for different stages of the disease. Along with respite care, assisted living, and nursing home care are also available.
  • Partners N Care Senior Residence: Along with Respite care, they also offer assisted living, residential care, Hospice services and more.

Assisted Living

Riverside offers several assisted living facilities equipped to care for those with Alzheimer's. This short list can help start your search:

  • Emeritis Senior Living: Their "Join the Journey" program is an innovative approach to Alzheimer care in Riverside. The goal is to get to know each resident and their family in order to provide a custom approach for care that's personalized.
  • Sunrise at Canyon Crest: Along with assisted living, they also provide respite care and Hospice services.
  • Somerford Place Redlands: They offer Alzheimer's care, assisted living, respite, and Hospice services.

Nursing Home Care

When a loved one with Alzheimer's requires skilled nursing care, a nursing home or skilled nursing facility can provide the care needed to keep them safe and cared for. In Riverside, there are numerous options available. Nursing facilities offering Alzheimer's care in the Riverside area include:

  • Afvw Health Center: Along with providing Alzheimer's care, this senior community also offers Nursing Home and Assisted Living facilities. Medicare and Medicaid are accepted.
  • Plymouth Tower Care and Living Center: Provides nursing home, Alzheimer's Care, and assisted living services.
  • Sarah Jane Guest Home: Offers Alzheimer's care, Nursing Home, Assisted Living, and in-home services.

Plan Ahead

Alzheimer's patients can live for a decade or more after being diagnosed. Be sure to look at the big picture and consider the various care options available. Whether it's respite care, assisted living, residential care, or a nursing home facility, be sure the help you hire is trained in the care of Alzheimer's patients.

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    • Jackie Lynnley profile image

      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      These are very good and informative hubs. My mother eventually did end up in nursing homes but while I cared for her myself I have little to no help and no one has any idea just how hard it is physically and mentally for one person to shoulder all this responsibility. Love gives you no choice but it is a real shame for those who should help and won't. Their day may come.

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      Donna Sundblad 4 years ago from Georgia

      People really don't understand the stress and mental and physical toll it takes on caregivers. Thanks for taking a moment to comment. :)

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      Donna Cosmato 4 years ago from USA

      Good guide to elder care in this regional,Donna. It's nice to know that there are affordable, dependable alternatives for our aging parents and relatives.

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      Donna Sundblad 4 years ago from Georgia

      You're right, Donna. It's so much to wade through, it helps to have an idea of what the choices are.

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