As you help your loved one, let us help you. With over 3,000 communities in our Elderlife network, chances are we can help you find the Memory Care community that is just right for you.
What is Memory Care? What is Alzheimer’s Care? Communities providing senior housing and elder care to seniors with memory impairments may refer to themselves by a few different names such as Alzheimers’ Care, Dementia Care or Memory Care.
To help seniors and their family caregivers, there is a growing trend toward specialized housing often referred to as Memory Care communities. Staff is trained in the issues of elder care, dementia, memory loss, Alzheimer’s Disease, and how to properly assist seniors from early to advanced stages of dementia. These communities provide assistance with Activities of Daily Living much like Assisted Living communities do. Physical structures are specially designed to include color-coded hallways and secure paths for wandering. Communities may be just for seniors with memory impairments or, they may be part of an Assisted Living community, a Skilled Nursing Community, or a part of a Continuing Care Retirement Community.
How do I pay for Memory Care and Alzheimer’s Care? Financial Assistance such as Medicaid varies from state to state so ask your community for specifics. Veteran Benefits may be available but they take time to obtain; if you have long-term care insurance it may also cover some of your daily costs of elder care in a community. Because of these challenges, many assisted living communities offer and accept Elderlife’s Line of Credit for Senior Living to help you and your loved one pay for the care they deserve. These senior care loans are especially helpful while you work on selling a home or waiting for Veteran’s benefits to arrive, something Elderlife can also help arrange for you when you call.