The Complete Resource Guide to Finding the Right Alzheimer’s & Memory Care Community in Atlanta.
For seniors with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, or other recognized disorder that affects memory and cognitive functioning, memory care is a specialized form of senior care and housing designed to meet their unique needs and personal safety requirements.
These safe, secured units, which place emphasis on respect and dignity for every senior, are designed for those who exhibit exit-seeking behavior, severe cognitive impairments, aggression or behavioral issues, or require full assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, eating, walking and management of medications.
The stage of the disease will help determine what level of care is most suitable to the senior’s needs. For some, residence in an Assisted Living Community may meet the daily needs the senior exhibits; for others, a Personal Care Home can be an appropriate option as services such as home care or hospice may be contracted to augment the care provided by the staff of the home. Atlanta Senior Advocates can help families and decision makers with this determination.
Memory Care Centers in Atlanta offer a higher level of oversight and supervision to prevent wandering and to assure that all needs of the resident are met, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Specially trained staff with knowledge in memory, cognitive, and behavioral issues, work directly with residents to deliver care and provide activities and programs for mental stimulation. Rooms are either private or semi-private and are typically located within certain Assisted Living Communities or in Skilled Nursing Facilities, often in dedicated wings or units. Additionally, there are several free-standing Memory Care Centers. In general, services include:
Each senior’s situation is unique and different, thus it is important to talk with Atlanta Senior Advocates to determine what level of care is needed. Some signs that memory care should be explored include:
As with any specialized care, the cost for memory care is quite high. Medicaid will cover expenses for a memory care placement but eligibility requirements must be met. In the Atlanta area, costs range from approximately $1700 to more than $7000 per month depending on the needs of the senior, location of the center, amenities offered and other factors. Call Atlanta Senior Advocates for help in deciding on the right memory care center.
Atlanta Senior Advocates works with families, seniors, and decision makers in exploring memory care center options and provides information and guidance so that the most suitable memory care center is carefully selected. We maintain an extensive record and working relationship with numerous Atlanta area Assisted Living Communities, Personal Care Homes, Memory Care Centers and other levels of senior care to help cut through the myriad of online lists to arrive at the best option for the senior. We take into consideration all relevant factors, unique requirements and safety needs of the senior to enable families to make informed decisions.