The National Alzheimer’s Project Act will build the first-ever national plan to coordinate care, research, costs and institutions focused on specialized care for the elderly. Dementia and Alzheimer’s affects over 5 million Americans. Without appropriate care, senior citizens are at risk for serious diseases and injuries.
The Alzheimer’s Association predicts nearly 60 million Americans will be affected by this disease in the next 40 years. The first National Alzheimer’s Plan is set to be announced at the end of May 2012 and will spread awareness for optimal care for aging Americans experiencing memory loss. Caregivers and assisted living centers may be neglecting patients with Alzheimer’s. The elderly patients are not able to tell family members about their inadequate care because their cognitive abilities fail them.
The National Alzheimer’s Plan will address:
- Better care. To prevent nursing home neglect or abuse, staff and caregivers need special training for working with Alzheimer’s patients.
- Preventative treatments. Research of medications, detection procedures and improved diagnosis processes will help move toward prevention, and with best intentions, a cure.
- Progressive evaluations. Advisory committees will now oversee each action and provide recommendations and routine reviews to ensure progress is being made.
If you’re concerned about your loved one’s care by a nursing home, assisted living center or at-home care provider, contact a NC nursing home neglect attorney at Brent Adams & Associates. It will take time before the National Alzheimer’s Plan makes progress in improving care for seniors inflicted by memory loss. Your loved one deserves dignity and respect during their remaining years and shouldn’t suffer diseases or injuries caused by a negligent care provider. Call 800.849.5931 to schedule a free review of your NC nursing home abuse case.