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LGBT Community and Allies
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Hello Bill and a very warm welcome to you. I can see things are moving forward in your care and advocacy for your dear husband; he is blessed to have you by his side.
As you have mentioned, it really can be a challenge to find cost friendly care settings; so many of us have had that challenge.
I would like to let you know that if you would like more input from a greater number of people and perhaps even info from folks in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, please feel free to Post writings on the Spousal and Partners Forum. This Forum is not as well attended and the Spousal/Partner Forum is, and it is also more active. You will be welcomed with open arms.
There is also the Alzheimer's Assn. 24 Hour Helpline at (800) 272-3900. If you make a call, please ask to be put in touch with a Care Consultant. There are no fees for this service. Consultants are highly educated Social Workers who specialize in dementia and family dynamics. They are great listeners, have much information and can often assist us with our problem solving and issues. They can transfer you to your local office which may also have information on various facilites and other services in your area.
One thing that is so important is to have all legal paperwork done by an Elder Law Attorney; these specialists are the "go to" folks to ensure that we have covered all bases needing covering for future planning and protection for both you and your husband.
As said, we are delighted to meet you and get to know you, We are all here in support of one another and that now includes you too!