On behalf of my sister and I, I want to thank you ladies for the expert assistance you provided us in dealing with my father’s complicated situation in Los Angeles…Alexandria Olson
The factors one must consider when choosing a dementia community are complex.
Life Options is here to help you find the right type of facility for your loved one.
Over 5 Million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s dementia, the most common type of dementia. People with dementia may not be well enough to do normal everyday activities, has difficulty recognizing loved ones, poor safety judgment. Their personalities change, they may become agitated, hallucinate, wander and sometimes become physically combative. It’s physically and mentally exhausting to take care of someone suffering from dementia.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
These secure facilities are designed to provide supervision and senior care for those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia. The caregivers at Memory Care Facilities are required to receive special senior care training and have extensive work experience to care for seniors with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. These assisted living facilities all have a security system in operation that prevents residents from wandering.
Services Provided in Memory Care
- 24-hour staffing
- help with personal hygiene and grooming
- dressing and clothes selection
- showering and bathing
- assistance with eating
- continence management
- medication management
- housekeeping and laundry service
- exercise programs
- social programs and activities geared for the memory impaired
Cost of Memory Care
Most memory care services are paid for with private funds. The average cost for memory care communities vary depending on services provided, such as:
- Level of care needed
- Stage of demenita
- Type of room ( Shared or Private)
Medicare does not cover the cost of any type of assisted living facilities and rarely does Medicaid. There may be some state programs or even federal programs, like the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance benefits that help cover the cost.