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What is best residential care for an elderly person with vascular dementia and difficulty walking?

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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
5 doctors agree

In brief: It really depends

Safety is often a key issue-does the person have good awareness of hazards and good judgement.
It is quite difficult for an older adult to live alone. The location and deficits from the stroke are important. An occupational therapist is the best person to actually asses functioning which is often more important than cognition. Asst living offers socialization and easy access to help if needed.

In brief: It really depends

Safety is often a key issue-does the person have good awareness of hazards and good judgement.
It is quite difficult for an older adult to live alone. The location and deficits from the stroke are important. An occupational therapist is the best person to actually asses functioning which is often more important than cognition. Asst living offers socialization and easy access to help if needed.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Home if possible

It is always best if the person can stay in their own home but they would need help.
Often a nurs who come to the home can assist but th individual would need a walker and easy access to a bathroom and bedroom and someone to fix meals. Many people use assisted living and last resort is a nursing home.

In brief: Home if possible

It is always best if the person can stay in their own home but they would need help.
Often a nurs who come to the home can assist but th individual would need a walker and easy access to a bathroom and bedroom and someone to fix meals. Many people use assisted living and last resort is a nursing home.
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Dr. Joan Kinlan
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