top of page

Memory Care

It has been proven that being the sole caregiver of a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can have a devastating effect on the caregiver. When compared with caregivers of people without dementia, twice as many caregivers of those with dementia indicate substantial emotional, financial, and physical difficulties. Our drive is finding a living option that will provide a safe environment for your loved one, provide you and your family with peace of mind, and give you the ability to enjoy every moment together.

Assisted living community

What is Memory Care?
 

Memory Care communities are available to provide a safe and secure environment for individuals affected by Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Memory care can be stand alone communities or often times attached to a larger assisted living community.

 

Memory Care communities provide a structured environment to create a less stressful home for loved ones with these diseases. Memory Care Communities are oftentimes specially designed environments that promote social interaction.  Most memory care units will have programs in place to enhance memory and cognition.

Memory Care Lafayette Louisiana
Activities in memory care in memory care community in lafayette louisiana

Is My Loved One Ready for a Memory Care Community?

If your loved one has memory loss due to Alzheimer's or dementia, a Memory Care Community may be the safest, most appropriate type of community for them. 

 

 If your loved one's care exceeds your comfort level and you're concerned about their safety, as well as yours, then a Memory Care community may be the best fit.

If you find that your loved one begins to wander, forgetting where they are, then a secure community will be the safest senior living option for them, as they have many safeguards in place.

Additional signs that your loved one is ready for a memory care community include isolation / social withdrawal, depression, inability to remember their address and or name, combativeness, behavioral changes, and more.

Services Provided in Memory Care

  • Secured Unit

  • Memory and cognition exercises

  • Assistance with activities of daily living (dressing, eating, mobility, hygiene, bathing, toileting, telephone use, and shopping assistance)

  • Supervision and security 24/7

  • Emergency Communication Systems & Monitoring

  • Easier access to medical services

  • Daily meals

  • Housekeeping services

  • Laundry

  • Exercise and wellness programs

  • Medication management

Elderly woman with caregiver at Memory Care Community in Lafayette, Louisiana in Assisted Living Memory Care
How Much Does Memory Care Cost?

According to AARP, the average memory care monthly rent is $6,935 in the U.S., according to 2021 NIC statistics. That’s significantly more than assisted living, which averages $5,380 a month, but a lot less than the $10,562 average monthly cost of a nursing home.  Costs vary state to state and are affected by the level of care provided.

Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans generally will not pay for room and board or personal care in an assisted living facility, although they will pay for medical care the facility provides. Veterans benefits typically help cover the cost for eligible veterans and surviving spouses who are over age 65. Once your loved one no longer has any assets, Medicaid may offer some coverage for long-term care, but only if the facility accepts it.

Source:  AARP

bottom of page