Memory Care in Gilbert, AZ
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Gilbert, AZ, memory care facilities are long-term, residential treatment communities for individuals who are in the early to late stages of cognitive decline. These are secure properties, protecting residents prone to wandering or disorientation, and staffed day and night with caretakers specifically trained to work with individuals who have dementia.
Types of Memory Care
What some people may not realize is that there are several kinds of cognitive decline diseases in addition to Alzheimer’s Disease. Dementia conditions share many similar characteristics, although each disease and how it can affect an individual are unique. Gilbert memory care properties are typically able to help residents with many forms of dementia.
Common types of cognitive decline conditions include:
- Lewy body dementia
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Frontotemporal dementia
- Mixed dementia
Some memory care facilities offer care for people who have medical conditions that include symptoms of dementia and memory concerns as part of the symptoms, such as:
- Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Huntington’s disease
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
What is a memory care facility? Gilbert memory care facilities are specifically constructed to reduce disorientation for residents. The lighting is usually lower and background noise is unobtrusive. There might be an open floor plan instead of potentially confusing hallways and places like the dining room, common areas, and shared bathrooms clearly marked. Since many people with dementia may be prone to wandering, places like the kitchen, staff areas, chemical storage, and a pool or therapy room are locked and secured.
Just as important as the physical structure of a memory care facility are the employees caring for residents. A low staff-to-resident is preferable, allowing for greater supervision and one-on-one interaction. Many communities also memory care activities intended to slow cognitive decline, including occupational therapy or music and art association. Others may have pet therapy or aromatherapy which can also improve the residents’ quality of life.
Your Gilbert, AZ Senior Living Advisor
Serving the East Valley of Phoenix, AZ (East Mesa, Gilbert, Tempe, San Tan Valley, Queen Creek, Apache Junction & Gold Canyon)
As an Eldercare Advisor, I provide a no cost, placement and referral service that offers the best senior care options, information and resources available. I deliver high quality, compassionate service to help families manage the transitions they are facing. I have a network of fully vetted care options and services throughout the East Valley that share one common characteristic -- excellence in care. I am here to help anybody and everybody, every step of the way.
What is the Cost of Memory Care in Gilbert, AZ
Memory care costs in Gilbert are $4,651 per month, although some facilities may be more or less depending on their services and amenities. If your senior is currently in assisted living, be aware that the costs for memory care will rise, even if they move from the assisted living wing of a facility to the one housing dementia clients.
Residents in memory care are provided with private accommodations, healthy meals, and help with mobility and the activities of daily living (ADLs). Staff in these communities can provide help with:
- Getting dressed and selecting appropriate clothes
- Personal care, bathing, and grooming
- Toileting assistance and clean-up
- Medication management
- Redirection and reminders as needed
- Eating and ensuring adequate nutrition
Every memory care resident has a personalized care plan that includes their diagnosis, any medical concerns, and the doctor’s recommendations. These can plans also include the specific ADLs each resident requires assistance with. When memory care residents need to visit a doctor or hospital, they’re provided transportation and an escort.
What Should Every Senior Know About Living in Gilbert, AZ?
Gilbert is a suburb of Phoenix, located in the southeastern part of the metro area. Residents here can benefit from fast access to the big-city amenities of Phoenix while still enjoying Gilbert’s small-town charm. It has a history as an agricultural and farming community, which still shows up in the local culinary scene. Family members visiting loved ones in a Gilbert memory care facility have plenty of options for hotels, plus easy access to a major airport and several interstates and highways.
Gilbert Weather & Climate:
The weather in Gilbert is typically hot and dry, with mild winters and no snow. Seniors with respiratory concerns or those affected by cold temperatures may be more comfortable here. Summer temperatures regularly reach into the high 90s, while winter days rarely drop below 40 degrees.
Local Hospitals & Notable Medical Care:
Gilbert seniors may opt to receive treatment at Banner Gateway Medical Center, a smaller facility that provides emergency and general care, or the local branch of the Dignity Health medical system, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. This hospital offers telemedical options and specialist treatment, in addition to emergency care.
Gilbert residents may use the Valley Metro, Phoenix’s public transit system. It’s a light rail and fixed-route bus line public transportation service that includes door-to-door para-transit for those who require it.
Arts, Culture & Recreation:
The agricultural history of Gilbert is still present in the walkable downtown area, which features small cafes, entertainment venues, and shops that families visiting their loved ones may enjoy visiting. Or, they may choose to escort a loved one in the early stages of dementia around the Riparian Preserve, which features walkable nature trails.
Additional Senior Living Care Advisors near Gilbert, AZ
Melissa and Jay Stuckey
As Senior Living Care Advisors, we make sure seniors and their families receive the support, assistance and resolution needed to manage the life transitions they are facing. We have a network of fully vetted assisted living solutions and care providers throughout the Mesa area that share one common characteristic -- excellence in care. Having gone through this process in our own family, we have the compassion and problem solving skills you need to find the very best senior living match for your loved one.
Servicing Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek, and Carefree AZ
As an Assisted Living Locators Senior Care Advisor, I make sure seniors and their families receive support, assistance and resolution needed to manage the life transitions they are facing. I have a network of fully vetted assisted living solutions and care providers throughout the Scottsdale area that share one common characteristic -- excellence in care.
Serving Arizona’s West Valley including Peoria, Glendale, Sun City, Sun City West and Surprise
I have researched and toured the majority of the assisted living homes, memory care and independent living communities in your area. I will work with you and help you choose the right community. My in-depth knowledge of health care and our local market will help guide you quickly to the best solution, including preferred location, budget and care needs for you or for your loved one.
Servicing the northern Phoenix Metropolitan Area, New River, Deer Valley, Anthem and Norterra
Finding the right home for your aging loved one can be a time-consuming and daunting experience. You don’t have to go it alone! I am an expert in finding care options in your community and will guide you through the entire decision-making process. I will discuss your needs and concerns, visit properties with you, and answer all your questions about cost and care options.
Serving in Phoenix, Laveen, Goodyear, Avondale, Ahwautukee, Arcadia, Tempe, Litchfield Park, and Pebble Creek Communities.
As the proud owner of Assisted Living Locators in Phoenix, Arizona I'm here to serve my community. With 20 years as a Social Worker, I've dedicated myself to long-term care services, supporting individuals from diverse backgrounds including the elderly, brain-injured, and those with various illnesses and disabilities. My deep knowledge of the Phoenix area, combined with my strong communication and problem-solving skills, has enabled me to effectively find suitable placements for countless individuals. My top priority is building trust and fostering relationships with families and providers. I’m passionate about using my expertise to guide seniors and their families, ensuring their loved ones find the most comfortable and appropriate setting.
How Do I Pay for Memory Care in Gilbert, AZ?
Memory care is expensive and often isn’t covered by health insurance. Families may not be able to rely on their loved ones to contribute directly to their accommodations. A local Gilbert, AZ memory care advisor can help you and your family locate benefits to pay for a memory care community near me.
The U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs offers two programs that residents in long-term care or who require help with ADLs may apply for: The Improved Pension Program and the Aid and Attendance Benefit. Your local Gilbert Veterans Affairs Center can help you check for eligibility for your veteran and fill out an application on their behalf.
Some married couples or individuals may not qualify for Arizona Medicaid because their monthly income is higher than the eligibility threshold (the maximum monthly income is $2,523 for individuals and $5,046 for married couples). However, Medicaid allows people to “spend down” the excess income on medical care, and some memory care treatment may be included. Local memory care advisors can explain the details of the program.
Gilbert homeowners may be able to use their home equity to pay for medical care. If your senior has paid off their house, then the equity in the home can provide for their memory care property. Ask a local Gilbert memory care advocate for more information.
While traditional Medicare does not cover memory care accommodations, Supplemental Medicare plans, which are optional, may. Check your loved one’s Medicare coverage to see what may be covered.
Arizona Medicaid administers a program called the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), which is intended to fund care for the elderly and disabled. Individuals who qualify for the Elderly & Physical Disability (E/PD) Program may apply for coverage of specific services provided at a memory care property.
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FAQ About Memory Care in Gilbert, AZ
Your loved one may feel more comfortable and secure in an apartment furnished with familiar belongings. Many Gilbert memory care communities encourage residents to bring their own furniture and mementos, although some may have restrictions to ensure resident safety. Some facilities allow pets to live with residents depending on their rules and regulations.
Yes! For out-of-town families, or those concerned about touring several properties with a loved one, personalized virtual tours are a great way to look at each community and its amenities. A local Gilbert senior care advisor can arrange these on your behalf.
While both types of long-term care facilities offer 24-7 care and assistance with ADLs, nursing homes provide more direct medical treatment than a memory care facility. Memory care communities are explicitly designed to address cognitive decline and the unique needs of dementia residents.