Are There Any Assisted Living Facilities for Dementia Patients?

Q:
Are there any assisted living facilities for dementia patients?

A:
Of course, there are.

An assisted living facility is a facility specifically to meet the special needs of people with dementia.

If you are looking for a facility for a loved one, it is important that you consider a community that specializes in the type of care they need.

The following are some specific ways of choosing for you:

  • Have a full understanding of the condition of the patient and his needs.
  • Take a look around and talk with the staff in the facilities store, as well as residents and families.
  • When you visit a care facility, ask to see the latest survey report. Get a picture of the facility’s services.
  • Visit the facilities at different times of the day, including meal times.
  • Ask the care facility about room availability, cost and participation in Medicaid. Consider placing your name on a waiting list even if you are not ready to make a decision about a move.
  • If you will be paying for the facility out of pocket, ask what happens if the patient runs out of money. Some facilities will accept Medicaid; others may not.

However, not all assisted living facilities offer services specifically designed for people with dementia, so it is important to ask.

 

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