Alzheimers Care – Dementia Care

Alzheimers Care Dementia care communities offer specialized programs for residents suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other forms of memory loss. Some of these communities offer a “secured unit,” which prevent Alzheimer and dementia patients from dangerous wandering in unsecured locations.

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Alzheimer-Dementia Care Is For You If …

Your loved one suffers from Alzheimer’s, dementia or any other kind of memory loss. Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or Dementia can be an overwhelming, full-time job. Professionals at Alzheimer’s communities or memory care communities have experience in dealing with the challenges of memory loss. They understand the activities that can help your loved one’s mind stay active and create a comfortable, engaging environment to keep your loved one safe, secure and well cared for. Memory care, or dementia care, provides residents the treatment they need, and secured units keep them safe.

Alzheimer’s-Dementia Care Checklist Of Things To Consider

  • Is it a secured unit? You certainly want a place that your loved ones will be safe.
  • How much freedom do the residents have? If your loved ones are still capable of coming and going as they please, why not afford them that liberty?
  • What is the schedule? It’s important that residents in these communities establish and stick to a daily routine.
  • Are there plans in place if needs change?
  • Take a look around the environment; are there activities that will feel familiar to the resident? Some of these communities will have dolls to simulate babies for women to connect with and/or tool benches for the men to connect with.

Cost of Alzheimer-Dementia Care

Payment sources can include private pay and Medicaid. The cost of memory care also depends on how much attention and help is needed. Price ranges can vary between $3,000 and $5,000 a month. Some communities will offer shared room options to help keep costs lower.

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