Research suggests that Dementia patients live longer when families delay placing them in a nursing h

Many families struggle with the notion of having to place their elderly loved one in a nursing home. Those who are facing economic hardships have an especially difficult decision to make, as nursing home costs are high and the level of care can be less than satisfying.

Research supports that idea of keeping your loved ones at home as long as possible, suggesting that something about the placement in nursing homes itself -- the disruption, weakened ties to family and friends, infections caught from other patients, or bad care -- may be associated with the patient's decline in medical stability. To read more about the benefits of keeping a loved one at home, click here.

With the shortage of home health aides in our nation, many individuals are forced to quit their jobs or reduce their hours in order to become the primary caretaker for their loved one. There are many services that can assist caregivers in keeping their loved ones at home, including the Consumer Directed Personal Assistant Program, or CDPAP.

Burd Home Health is a CDPAP Agency. We help people become paid family caregivers through New York State Medicaid. Call 585-484-1960 or visit our website at

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