Nursing Home Overnight Care Facility For Dementia Patients

Elderly patients suffering dementia may have a new option before fully embracing a nursing home.  New facilities are opening in some areas offering overnight stays.  Patients are picked up by a van for the evening offering a sanctuary for Alzheimer sufferers and a night of peace for loved ones caring for them.

The facility is a concept that began in 1996 and has continued over the past twenty years to help families care for loved ones with dementia without having to fully release them to nursing home facilities. The founder was burdened for families that slept in front of doorways to keep family members with dementia from wandering away in the night.

The overnight dementia care facilities are still branching out as staffing is a challenge since it is primarily a night shift position.  Also, Medicare funding is required as the facility still costs around $200 per night compared to the average $320 per day in a nursing home.  However, for states that offer the special dementia care facility, families may find this to be a positive healthcare option.  For more, read the story.

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Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.


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