Dementia and other health changes among the elderly are confusing, both for the patient, and also for their family and friends. Caring for aging loved ones can be demanding and can take a toll on one’s health and well-being. As our senior population continues to grow, it is important to consider how to manage the difficult role of caring for parents, spouses, or others.
It is important to become informed about available resources, benefits and option for both seniors and their caregivers.
Tthe Administration on Aging seeks to educate older people and their caregivers about benefits and services that are available in their communities, and it may also be possible in some situations for family caregivers to get paid for their assistance and to also claim tax benefits for parents who qualify as dependents (see more info at AgingCare.com).
At Rosen & Spears, we review situations families confront when facing issues of medical errors, nursing home neglect or abuse of their loved ones. Sadly, many issues are complicated when the elderly person involved has been diagnosed with dementia. If you or your loved one has experienced such a situation of neglect or abuse, please contact us for more information or free case evaluation.