Next Avenue Series Focuses on Dementia and Nursing Home Eviction

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A two-part Next Avenue series discusses how to cope with the eviction of a loved one from a continuing care facility, with a specific focus on behavioral challenges related to dementia.

The series outlines the rights of nursing home residents facing involuntary discharge and provides steps to help families cope with evictions. Both articles center on the experience of families whose loved ones have faced unexpected removal from a continuing care unit, and include advice from legal and care experts.

The second article focuses specifically on behavioral challenges related to dementia, sharing stories of people evicted from memory care units because of aggressive behavior related to dementia. The article offers advice from experts in the care field, including dementia advocate and educator Teepa Snow, about finding a new facility that is better fit to deal with dementia-related behaviors.

Click here to read part one and here for part two.

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