Alzheimer's and Dementia

Assisted living and Alzheimer’s

By Rick Law of the Estate Planning Center at Law Elder Law.  Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts, Probate, Guardianship, and Elder Law in Aurora, Illinois. By helping our clients work their way through their options, the estate planning team at Law Elder Law can better assist in finding the best choice for their loved one. Assisted-living facilities can be the right choice for people suffering from Alzheimer’s when skilled nursing is not yet needed.  It can be a step before a nursing home. Moving a loved one into one of these facilities often allows the healthy spouse to better cope with the difficulties of caretaking for the spouse with the disease. Assisted-living facility contracts are very similar to apartment leases.  However, a year long contract can be problematic for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. The progression of dementia is different for everyone and can be incredibly fast. Someone could be in the early stages of Alzheimer’s at the beginning of the contract term but need more extensive care, such as a nursing home, well before the year is over.  Leases should be reviewed carefully to determine options if your loved one needs skilled care before the lease term expires. If your loved one has memory problems and you’re afraid of the consequences that may bring, give our office a call today at 800-310-3100.  Your first consultation is absolutely free.  We’ll let you know what steps you need to take, right now, to protect yourself and your family.  Call now. Sincerely, Rick L. Law, Attorney, Estate Planner for Retirees. Rick was named the #1 Illinois elder law estate planning attorney by Leading Lawyer Magazine. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, AARP Magazine,, and numerous newspapers and articles. Rick is the lead attorney for Law Elder Law, LLP, focusing in Estate Planning, Guardianship, and Nursing Home Solutions. His goal is to give retirees an informed edge when it comes to dealing with an uncertain future.  Get flexible retirement strategies that work during good times and bad, plus information on how you can save your home and assets from being used to pay for long term care.