Exploring memory care services & cost
If you have a loved one with Alzheimer's disease, dementia, or other cognitive concern, you know that maintaining their health and safety can be exhausting and overwhelming.
Finding a senior housing option with memory care support can relieve many of your worries.
What is memory care?
Memory care is a specific type of long-term care designed to meet the needs of individuals that have Alzheimer's disease, dementia, or other types of memory problems and is provided in a secured environment by specially trained staff in a shared or private room.
It's also common that the early stages of memory support can be provided as an additional service at assisted living communities.
Your Assisted Living Locators Care Advisor can help you determine what communities that you may want to consider depending on where on the spectrum of memory issues your senior currently is.
What does a memory care community include?
Depending on the community, memory care includes:
- 24-hour supervised care
- Medical monitoring & medication management
- An environment that is easy for residents to navigate
- Skilled staff trained to assist those with dementia or impaired cognitive abilities
- Assistance with bathing, dressing, toileting, grooming
- Activities geared toward their cognitive abilities
- Three meals a day and frequent snacks
- Secured environment
These are in addition to the other services that the community already provides for their base care.
What is the cost for memory care?
Memory care communities costs typically range from $4500 per month and range upward to $13,000 a month depending on your location, services and amenities provided.
Talk to your Assisted Living Locators Care Advisor about guidance and resources for financing senior housing.
Is an assisted living community with additional support services or is a memory care community right for your loved one?
Start by taking our Senior Needs Assessment Quiz to get a general recommendation for senior housing for your family member. If they have Alzheimer's disease, dementia, or other cognitive concerns, memory care will probably be an important component of their care needs.
Talk to your Assisted Living Locators Care Advisor about your needs, have them schedule some community tours in your area, and let us help you make the best choice for your family.