Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care facilities provide specialized care for seniors unable to communicate or in need of assistance with daily activities due to Alzheimer’s disease or other memory loss. They provide a safe and physically secured environment while helping residents cope with their disease through various classes, programs, and activities. Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care facilities may operate as a stand-alone facility or part of an Continuing Care Retirement Communities.
What level of care is provided?
Care at Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care facilities is typical of that at an Assisted Living community or, in some cases, Nursing Homes as some facilities provide medical services and administer medication. Basic custodial needs and meals are provided.
What are the costs?
Costs are generally equivalent to Assisted Living communities.
What are the payment options?
Residents of Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care facilities mostly pay for services through private funds. Medicare often does not pay for Alzheimer’s/Dementia care. In some cases, Medicaid and some long-term care insurance policies provide payment.