How can I find a reputable long term care facility for my mother-in-law, who has Alzheimer's?

1 answer | Last updated: Nov 15, 2016
R8rlvrgirl69 asked...

i am looking for help in locating a long term care home for my 84 year old mother in law who has Alzheimer's. most facilities here in my area (MONTEREY COUNTY,CALIFORNIA) only seem to deal with "normal aging adults" is how it was put to me. Can you point me in the right direction to find a safe and reputable facility for my mom in law?

Expert Answers

Nan Hayes is founder of, the national resource network of Certified Relocation and Transition Specialists for seniors, and President of RightSized Living, a senior home transition service in Illinois.

Several national databases offer options to search for housing by level of care as well as by location. There may not be a dedicated Alzheimer's facility in your area, but there are several who offer mixed levels of care.  You may also search for Medicare/Medicaid certified facilities by county.