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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What type of care provider should I choose?
There are many choice available that were not available just 10 years ago.  To help you, consult with your doctor and become familiar with the various types of Long Term Care. When you talk with different provider types you will find the services are quite varied, and it might be helpful to have a few general questions to get the conversation started.
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What questions do I ask my doctor?
We have provided a simple starter list of questions for you with room to expand to your specific needs. It is most important that you have a comfort level with asking your doctor questions, and about asking for clarification from your doctor.
 Click Questions to Ask My Doctor
 
If I need to find a nursing home, how do I choose?
You can use our consumer connection to find high quality not for profit providers in your area.  Additionally, we have provided a list of key questions to help in your search.
Click Questions to Ask a Nursing Home
 
What are my parents rights now that they are being provided care through a service provider?
Your parents still have the same rights as any adult, and have not diminished because they begin to have care services, or now live in a senior care environment.  To the contrary, there are additional laws which further protect vulnerable adults and afford additional rights. Right to privacy, be free from abuse and neglect are just a couple.  If your loved one is in a nursing home, they have even more Rights as a Nursing Home Resident.  
 
Could my loved one be happy in a senior housing center or community?
There are some who prefer the solutite and familiarity of living at home.  However, many seniors truly enjoy the activities and community felt by being part of a group. As one senior stated: "I was at home watching tv. Now I have friends, I visit friends. We play cards and do things together. Why would I want to go home?" 
 
My parent or loved one has dementia/Alzheimer's; what should I do?
Many of our members provide services for your loved one and support groups for you and your family.  Search our site for local providers of memory care services.  You can access support groups and Alzheimers information at www.alz.org, or one of the two  Alzheimer's Association Michigan Chapters
 
How can I get help with housing?

  There are several programs available for affordable housing for those on a limited budget.  Housing and Urban Development offers several options.

   

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