What do you families do when their loved one has memory loss?

They can arrange for in home care – maybe provide it themselves

They can look for memory loss assisted living care

They can search for nursing homes that can provide for their loved ones – safety and medical needs

They can worry, do their best and even then, bad things happen.

I read an article in our local Roanoke Virginia paper today that states over 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s or similar dementia. By 2050, the number could be over 13 million.

So what options do the millions of families have?

– Let Medicaid pay for Nursing home care and hope they are equipped to care for someone with memory loss, etc.
– Pay for home health at $20 – $25 an hour?
– quit their own jobs and try to provide care at home?
– find an assisted living facility and pay privately for memory unit care?

Not alot of great options. And sadly, terrible accidents and acts of negligence happen. Residents with memory problems fall, they get injured, they elope, they hurt themselves.

I don’t envy families having to deal with this most emotional and difficult stage in life. If we can help evaluate whether your loved one who suffers from memory loss has been the victim of medical neglect, let us know.

Lauren Ellerman

Lauren Ellerman

In 2011, Lauren Ellerman was named "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Roanoke Bar Association for her work in the community. To speak with Lauren about your personal injury case, contact her at