Dementia is the fifth leading cause of death among older Americans, and over half of nursing home and assisted living residents are impacted by it. Every person’s journey with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias is different. Hospice offers patients and their families support and care to comprehensively address all sources of suffering and focus on the needs of the patient and family rather than on the disease.
In the later stages of dementia, many people will require more care and assistance than their family members can provide. Even for people who don't need intensive hands-on care, safety may be an issue and they may not be able to stay home alone.
There is no one-size-fits all formula when it comes to Alzheimer's care. Needs change at different stages of the disease and each family's situation is unique. Deciding on care can be a tough decision.
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When you make a donation to The Hospice Promise Foundation, 100 percent of your donation goes directly to patients and families in need. Your generosity will make a difference in the life of another, and help ensure his or her final days are spent worry-free, surrounded by loved ones, in the peace and comfort of home.