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Special Care Units for Persons with Alzheimer's Disease

Consumers Beware

By Dorothy Siemon, Bruce Vignery & Laura Gallagher Watkin

Special care units in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities for persons with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders purport to meet their special needs. Yet, in many states, facilities can market their services without any obligation to demonstrate why or how they are "special."

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