My Loved One is in a Crisis
Most health conditions develop gradually over time, but the need to arrange for caregiving help often sneaks up quickly, before caregivers and their loved ones are prepared for it.
A little guidance can help you make sound decisions even in urgent circumstances. Use the list of situations below to find the information and advice you need.
What is Your Situation?
My loved one probably can't function on her own anymore, but I'm not sure what kind of help she needs.
I’m concerned my loved one keeps forgetting things or has been recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
My loved one is in the hospital and will need care when he is released.
My loved one needs care at home. I don't know where to get it or how to arrange it.
My loved one wants to stay at home, but that makes me nervous. How can I make his home safer?
My loved one needs to move to a facility. I don't know what to look for.
I don't know how to pay for the care my loved one needs.
I don't know how to talk to my loved one about the problems she's having.
I suspect that someone may be taking advantage of my loved one. What can I do?
I need to know more about my loved one's health status, but I'm having trouble communicating with his doctors.