什么是记忆力? The basics of memory care
  • Demographics of memory care communities
  • Community life
  • Services offered at memory communities
  • The costs of memory care
  • How to select a memory care community and what to expect during the assessment process
  • Finding inspection records on memory care communities
  • Touring a memory care community
  • Moving your loved one to the community and life after move in
  • Time moves in one direction, memory in another—William Gibson

    We typically associate old age with the fragility of the physical body: the wrinkling of skin, arthritis in the joints and failing eyesight. Even the mind shows its age with bouts of forgetfulness, whether it is forgetting where glasses were laid or an anniversary date. But what happens when the mind ages in a way that disrupts a person’s personality or memories?

    These are the heartbreaking effects of Alzheimer’s or dementia. While it’s easy to prescribe stronger reading classes or medication for arthritis, healing a mind with Alzheimer’s or dementia isn’t possible, leaving families little choice but to adapt to their loved one’s condition.

    If, after reading this article, you would like to find out more about memory care communities, or you need to discover a community that may be right for you or your loved one, please give us a call. Our dedicated team will help you find the right community, in the right location, with the right services and at the right price—all for free.

    What is Memory Care?The basics of memory care

    Alzheimer’s and dementia are two of the common memory-loss conditions included under the umbrella of memory care. This specialized care spans a spectrum of services depending upon the severity of symptoms exhibited by an individual—from cueing to requiring a secured setting to prevent elopement.

    Memory care goes beyond what is traditionally offered in an assisted living setting. Housekeeping, laundry and meal preparation services are provided but the level of assistance with activities of daily living is increased. Often the daily activities are designed specially to allow the individual to reconnect with favorite hobbies or interests.

    In recognition of the unique care challenges that Alzheimer’s and dementia pose, communities may only provide memory care, or in the cases of a continuing care community, have a neighborhood solely for residents requiring memory care. Often these communities incorporate design elements that research has shown to lower stress in individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia. These elements include increased natural lighting, memory boxes outside the room and a circular neighborhood design that allows for safe wandering. Because an estimated six in 10 people with Alzheimer’s will wander, communities are designed to minimize the risk of elopement, whether employing security alarms on doors or performing more frequent safety checks.

    Demographics of memory care communities

    While there is data available for the demographics of assisted living and nursing homes, the same is not available for memory care communities. The Alzheimer’s Association reports that in 2014, an estimated 5.2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s. Five million of these individuals were 65 or older, and women compose most of these cases with 3.2 million compared to 1.8 million men.

    Community life

    The amenities found at a memory care community may not be as glamorous as those found in an independent living or assisted living community, such as an ice cream parlor or indoor swimming pool, but that is by design rather than oversight. Because research has shown that seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia can become easily stressed and disoriented, communities are designed to create a relaxing setting.

    Communities typically have a secured courtyard that allows residents the opportunity to walk outside or garden without the risk of elopement. Gathering places, such as a TV lounge or library, are also common features. To create a more intimate setting for residents, a memory care community may even be designed around a neighborhood setting, with apartments clustered around shared common areas. Hallways are likely brightly colored, in a variety of colors, to assist residents in finding their way.

    Apartment suites are typically available in private or companion options, with some communities offering a one-bedroom apartment floor plan. These suites won’t have the kitchenettes found in assisted living apartments and the amenities are minimal—again, in the effort to reduce stress. To assist in way finding, many communities will place a memory box filled with mementos from the resident’s life outside each apartment.Man Gardening

    Dining rooms typically feature family-style dining so residents can gather together for mealtimes. Some memory care providers, such as Autumn Leaves, specially design menus that address the lack of appetite that can accompany Alzheimer’s and dementia. Their dining rooms feature a tropical fish tank, as studies have shown that watching fish can increase appetites, and attention is placed on creating a contrast between the food’s color and the plate so residents can better see the food.

    Activities are specially designed around a resident’s past interests so residents may reconnect with their memories; art classes, music and games are usually offered, along with exercise classes. Some communities may also provide escorted outings.

    Services offered at memory communities

    At a memory care community, staff handle all the responsibilities of life—from housekeeping and laundry to meal preparation and transportation. Assistance with activities of daily living is also a standard service offering.

    Advanced healthcare services, such as skilled nursing services, are typically not offered unless the community is part of a larger campus.

    The costs of memory care

    Because Alzheimer’s and dementia requires a higher level of care, memory care costs are higher than those of assisted living. While the cost assisted living and nursing care have been calculated for each state, the same has not been done for memory care.

    To help you budget for when a loved one needs to join a memory care community, SeniorHomes.com has compiled pricing* for each state.

    State Monthly Average Monthly Minimum Monthly Maximum
    Alabama $4,101 $1,800 $5,695
    Arkansas $3,792 $2,550 $5,525
    Arizona $4,160 $2,845 $6,210
    California $4,524 $2,320 $8,200
    Colorado $4,828 $2,020 $7,595
    Connecticut $5,344 $3,000 $8,280
    Delaware $4,990 $3,700 $7,410
    Florida $3,817 $2,000 $5,795
    Georgia $4,036 $2,575 $5,430
    Iowa $4,620 $3,000 $6,025
    Idaho $3,165 $2,495 $4,000
    Illinois $4,950 $1,265 $7,180
    Indiana $4,610 $1,800 $8,550
    Kansas $4,813 $3,315 $6,685
    Kentucky $4,403 $3,750 $5,370
    Louisiana $3,892 $2,825 $5,000
    Massachusetts $5,642 $3,475 $8,750
    Maryland $4,822 $3,100 $6,840
    Maine $5,800 $5,130 $6,300
    Michigan $4,265 $2,660 $6,020
    Minnesota $4,511 $2,304 $5,700
    Missouri $4,760 $3,294 $5,185
    Mississippi $3,233 $2,425 $4,285
    Montana $4,108 $3,900 $4,350
    North Carolina $4,381 $2,950 $5,800
    Nebraska $4,813 $4,150 $5,195
    New Hampshire $5,208 $2,900 $6,900
    New Jersey $5,238 $3,395 $7,500
    New Mexico $3,440 $2,895 $4,125
    Nevada $4,391 $3,200 $5,475
    New York $5,055 $2,975 $10,099
    Ohio $4,559 $1,800 $7,665
    Oklahoma $3,862 $2,725 $5,590
    Oregon $3,854 $2,393 $5,200
    Pennsylvania $4,599 $2,095 $10,447
    Rhode Island $5,270 $5,050 $5,490
    South Carolina $3,703 $2,320 $5,156
    Tennessee $3,841 $2,360 $5,800
    Texas $4,520 $1,950 $6,300
    Utah $4,528 $3,100 $5,850
    Virginia $4,100 $1,800 $6,850
    Vermont $5,575 $3,500 $7,650
    Washington $3,983 $2,600 $5,000
    Wisconsin $4,220 $3,600 $5,700

    *2015 Cost data provided by senior living communities and compiled by SeniorHomes.com is subject to change without notice. This data is for informational purposes only and may contain inaccuracies. Your actual senior living costs may vary depending on your personal situation.

    The monthly rate for most communities includes the cost of rent and services; utilities may also be included with cable TV and phone often extra. A one-time community fee is standard, and there may also be an assessment fee. How care costs are calculated varies by community. Some communities may offer different care packages, ranging from minimal cueing to hands-on assistance, which allows families to select the care level which meets their loved one’s needs. Other communities assign care points to the level of support a resident requires and charge a fixed amount per care point, in addition to the monthly fee.

    How to select a memory care community and what to expect during the assessment process

    Given the high costs associated with memory care, some families may seek the less expensive alternative of an assisted living community to care for their loved one. The good news is that more assisted living communities are offering “memory care light” for those who don’t exhibit wandering or require an enhance environment. For those seniors who exhibit wandering or require constant attention, a memory care community is the best option.

    However, if may be difficult to find a community, especially in rural areas, that offers memory care. Of the senior living providers that offer memory care services, the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, 2012 found that only 26 percent serve residents with dementia or have a portion of the community designated as providing dementia care. Some companies, such as Silverado or Autumn Leaves, only provide memory care at their communities while others offer this care type along with assisted living.

    Figure 1. Selected characteristics among residential care communities, by community bed size: United States, 2012

    Characteristics of Memory Care Communities

    Courtesy of NCHS Data Brief Number 170, November 2014. Operating Characteristics of Residential Care Communities, by Community Bed Size: United States, 2012.

    With the larger communities being those that primarily offer memory care, you may be reluctant to have your loved one join, as he/she might not receive one-on-one care or be overwhelmed by being surrounded by many people. However, many memory care communities are designed around a neighborhood-style setting, where common areas are duplicated throughout the community. This allows residents to have a homelike atmosphere within a larger setting.

    Once you have identified a community, your loved one will be assessed to determine whether they are a good fit for the community, i.e. whether the community can provide the type of care they require. Depending upon the community’s assessment policy, a nurse may visit your home to assess your loved one. It is important to be honest about your loved one’s behavior, whether he/she wanders or has difficulty walking, so the nurse can develop a care plan that thoroughly addresses all his/her care needs.

    Finding inspection records on memory care communities

    Unless services, such as medication management and assistance with activities of daily living, are provided by a third-party home care agency, most memory care communities are licensed and inspected by a state agency charged with Smiling Coupleoversight of long-term care facilities. These inspection records are available from each state, either online or through a public records request. If the memory care community is part of a larger campus, the community might be listed in a directory search by its name rather than the campus name. For example, if the community is called The Pines, the memory care community might be called The Terraces at The Pines.

    Most states also require communities to post or make available their most recent inspection results upon request. By viewing several years’ worth of records, you can see if there are patterns of failing to follow procedure, and whether the violations are life-threatening or minor.

    Touring a memory care community

    It is also important to visit the community to see if it is a good fit for your loved one. Touring a community at different times is recommended, as this way you can view residents and staff throughout the day, rather than just at lunch or during activities. And because touring can be overwhelming at first, bring a checklist with you to note certain features. Also, make sure to use all of your senses to study the community. If you smell urine or see the building is in need of repair, it could be a red flag.

    Be sure to ask whether staff are certified or received training in memory care because this ensures that your loved one will be care for by staff who understand how Alzheimer’s or dementia affects the mind and body. Also ask if the community has a specialized memory care program. Because of the unique caring challenges that Alzheimer’s and dementia pose, some communities developed unique memory care programming, such as the Clare Bridge Program by Brookdale or Life Guidance at Atria, that guides how residents are cared for to ensure every aspect of their lives is properly handled—from physical well-being to being nurtured spiritually.

    Moving your loved one to the community and life after move in

    Once you have selected a community, you may dread the trauma that the transition will cause. However, there are a number of steps you can take to make the moving process less traumatic. Of these steps, establishing and sticking to a story is the most important. This could be as simple as telling your mother, “Your father is visiting a family friend.” Having your loved one’s room already decorated will also help with the transition and reduce the stress of moving. Some communities may also assist in escorting your loved one to the community.

    After the move, your loved one may not readily take to community life and ask to leave. In these situations, be prepared to have a story as to why he/she cannot come home, such as the house is being repaired. Eventually, your loved one will settle into a routine and accept the community as home.

    Written by SeniorHomes.com’s Andrea Watts.

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    记忆护理社区是退休社区,旨在关心具有阿尔茨海默或其他与内存相关疾病的老年人。雷竞技平台可靠吗如果退休社区拥有阿尔茨海默的设施,它通常与独立生活和辅助生活区分开。其服务和设施旨在提高居民的生活质量,创造安全和安全感。

    找到记忆力

    时间在一个方向上移动,在另一个方向上,内存 -威廉吉布森

    我们通常将老年与身体的脆弱性联系起来:皮肤皱纹,关节中的关节炎和视力失败。即使是心灵也表明它的年龄是忘记的,无论是忘记眼镜的何处还是周年纪念日。但是,当心灵在某种方式中扰乱一个人的个性或记忆时会发生什么?

    这些是阿尔茨海默氏症或痴呆症的闭心作用。虽然它很容易规定更强大的阅读课程或对关节炎的药物,但不可能用阿尔茨海默氏症或痴呆症治愈,留下家庭的选择,但适应他们所爱的人的病情。

    如果在阅读本文之后,您想了解有关记忆关键处的更多信息,或者您需要发现一个可能是适合您或亲人的社区,请给我们一个电话。我们的专业团队将帮助您在合适的位置找到合适的社区,以合适的服务和合适的价格免费。

    什么是记忆力?记忆护理的基础知识

    阿尔茨海默氏症和痴呆症是内存护理伞下包括的两个共同记忆损失条件。这项专业护理涵盖了一系列服务,这取决于个人 - 从提示所表现出的症状的严重程度,以便需要安全设置以防止电池。

    记忆保健超出了传统上提供的辅助生活环境。提供家政,洗衣和膳食准备服务,但日常生活活动的援助水平增加。通常,日常活动是专门设计的,使个人能够重新连接最喜欢的爱好或兴趣。

    为了认识到独特的护理挑战,即阿尔茨海默和痴呆症的姿势,社区可能只提供记忆护理,或者在持续护理社区的情况下,仅适用于需要记忆护理的居民。这些社区通常包括设计元素,即研究表明具有阿尔茨海默氏症或痴呆的个体压力。这些元件包括增加的自然照明,房间外的记忆盒和圆形邻域设计,允许安全徘徊。因为Alzheimer的遗嘱中估计有六个人漫步,社区旨在最大限度地减少闪存的风险,无论是在门上使用安全警报还是执行更频繁的安全检查。

    记忆护理社区的人口统计

    虽然有数据可用于辅助生活和养老院的人口统计数据,内存护理社区也不可用。Alzheimer的协会报告称,2014年,估计有520万美国人有Alzheimer。五百万这些人为65岁或以上,女性组成这些案件中的大部分案件,而320万人相比为180万人。

    社区生活

    在记忆保健社区中发现的设施可能不会像在独立生活或辅助生活社区中发现的那些,如冰淇淋店或室内游泳池,但这是通过设计而不是监督。因为研究表明,具有阿尔茨海默和痴呆症的老年人可以很容易地强调和迷雷竞技平台可靠吗失方向,但社区旨在创造一个放松的环境。

    社区通常有一个有担保的庭院,使居民有机会走在外面或花园的情况下,没有私奔的风险。收集地点,如电视休息室或图书馆,也是常见的功能。为居民创建更加亲密的环境,甚至可以在邻里环境周围设计内存护理社区,其中Apartments围绕共享公共区域。走廊很可能是鲜艳的色彩,有助于帮助居民寻找自己的方式。

    公寓套房通常提供私人或伴侣选择,有一些社区提供一卧室公寓楼层。这些套房将在辅助生活公寓中找到厨房,设施很少 - 再次努力减轻压力。为了协助寻找,许多社区将放置一个充满纪念品的记忆盒,从每个公寓外的居民的生活中。男人园艺

    餐厅通常提供家庭式的用餐,所以居民可以聚集在一起供餐时间。一些记忆护理提供者,如秋叶,特别设计菜单,解决了Alzheimer和痴呆症的缺乏食欲。他们的用餐客房拥有热带鱼缸,因为研究表明,观察鱼可以增加食欲,并在食品颜色和板之间产生对比,所以居民可以更好地看到食物。

    活动围绕居民过去的兴趣设计,因此居民可以重新连接他们的回忆;通常提供艺术课程,音乐和游戏以及运动课程。一些社区也可以提供护送郊游。

    在内存社区提供的服务

    在记忆保健社区,员工处理生命的所有责任 - 从家务和洗衣服务到膳食准备和运输。援助日常生活活动也是标准的服务。

    除非社区是校园的一部分,否则通常不提供高级医疗服务,例如熟练的护理服务。

    记忆力的成本

    因为阿尔茨海默氏症和痴呆症需要更高水平的护理,所以记忆力费用高于辅助生活。虽然为每个州计算了成本辅助生活和护理,但对于记忆护理,尚未做到同样的事情。

    为了帮助您预算,当一个被爱的人需要加入记忆保健社区时,毕业家组织为每个州编制了定价*。雷竞技app怎么买球雷竞技平台可靠吗

    状态 每月平均 每月最低限度 每月最大值
    阿拉巴马州 $ 4,101 1,800美元 $ 5,695
    阿肯色州 3,792美元 2,550美元 5,525美元
    亚利桑那 $ 4,160 $ 2,845 $ 6,210
    加利福尼亚州 4,524美元 $ 2,320 8,200美元
    科罗拉多州 4,828美元 $ 2,020 $ 7,595
    康涅狄格州 $ 5,344 3000美元 $ 8,280
    特拉华州 4,990美元 3,700美元 $ 7,410
    佛罗里达 3,817美元 2,000美元 5,795美元
    乔治亚州 $ 4,036 $ 2,575 5,430美元
    爱荷华州 4,620美元 3000美元 6,025美元
    爱达荷州 3,165美元 $ 2,495 4,000美元
    伊利诺伊州 4,950美元 1,265美元 $ 7,180
    印第安纳州 4,610美元 1,800美元 8,550美元
    堪萨斯州 4,813美元 3,315美元 $ 6,685
    肯塔基州 $ 4,403 3,750美元 $ 5,370
    路易斯安那州 $ 3,892 2,825美元 $ 5,000
    马萨诸塞州 $ 5,642 $ 3,475 $ 8,750
    马里兰州 4,822美元 $ 3,100. 6,840美元
    缅因州 5,800美元 5,130美元 6,300美元
    密歇根州 $ 4,265 $ 2,660 $ 6,020
    明尼苏达州 4,511美元 $ 2,304 5,700美元
    密苏里州 $ 4,760 $ 3,294 5,185美元
    密西西比人 $ 3,233 $ 2,425 $ 4,285
    蒙大拿 4,108美元 $ 3,900 $ 4,350
    北卡罗来纳 4,381美元 $ 2,950 5,800美元
    内布拉斯加州 4,813美元 $ 4,150 $ 5,195
    新罕布什尔 $ 5,208 2,900美元 $ 6,900
    新泽西州 5,238美元 3,395美元 $ 7,500
    新墨西哥 $ 3,440 $ 2,895 4,125美元
    内华达州 4,391美元 3,200美元 $ 5,475
    纽约 $ 5,055 $ 2,975 $ 10,099
    俄亥俄州 4,559美元 1,800美元 7,665美元
    俄克拉荷马州 $ 3,862 2,725美元 $ 5,590
    俄勒冈州 $ 3,854 $ 2,393 5,200美元
    宾夕法尼亚州 4,599美元 $ 2,095 $ 10,447
    罗德岛 5,270美元 $ 5,050 5,490美元
    南卡罗来纳 $ 3,703 $ 2,320 5,156美元
    田纳西州 3,841美元 2,360美元 5,800美元
    德克萨斯州 4,520美元 1,950美元 6,300美元
    犹他州 4,528美元 $ 3,100. 5,850美元
    弗吉尼亚州 $ 4,100. 1,800美元 $ 6,850
    佛蒙特 5,575美元 3,500美元 7,650美元
    华盛顿 3,983美元 $ 2,600 $ 5,000
    威斯康星州 $ 4,220 3,600美元 5,700美元

    * 2015年高级生活社区提供的成本数据并由Bearho雷竞技平台可靠吗mes.com编制仍需要更改,恕不另行通知。雷竞技app怎么买球此数据仅供参考,并可能包含不准确的内容。您的实际高级生活成本可能雷竞技平台可靠吗因您的个人形势而有所不同。

    大多数社区的月度率包括租金和服务费用;公用设施也可包含有线电视和手机经常额外。一次性社区费是标准的,也可能有评估费。Care成本计算出来因社区而异。一些社区可以提供不同的护理包,从最小的提示到实践援助,允许家庭选择符合他们所爱的需求的护理水平。除月费外,其他社区还将护理点分配给居民的支持水平,并收取固定金额。

    如何在评估过程中选择内存护理社区以及预期的内容

    鉴于与记忆护理相关的高成本,有些家庭可能会寻求辅助生活社区的较便宜的替代方案,以照顾他们所爱的人。好消息是,更多辅助的生活社区为那些不表现出徘徊或需要增强环境的人提供“记忆护理光线”。对于那些表现出徘徊或雷竞技平台可靠吗需要不断关注的那些老年人来说,记忆保健社区是最佳选择。

    但是,如果可能难以找到一个社区,特别是在农村地区,提供记忆护理。提供内存护理服雷竞技平台可靠吗务的高级生活提供者,全国长期护理提供者研究,2012年发现只有26%的患有痴呆症的居民或有一部分社区被指定为提供痴呆护理。一些公司,如Silverado或秋天的叶子,只能在他们的社区提供记忆护理,而其他公司则提供此护理类型以及辅助生活。

    图1.住宅护理社区之间的选定特征,社区床大小:美国,2012年

    记忆护理社区的特征

    礼貌的NCHS数据简介170年11月,2014年11月。住宅护理社区的经营特征,由社区床大小:美国,2012年。

    随着较大的社区是那些主要提供内存护理的社区,您可能不愿意拥有你所爱的人加入,因为他/她可能不会接受一对一的关心或被许多人包围所淹没。然而,许多记忆护理社区围绕一个邻域样式设计,其中公共区域在整个社区中复制。这使得居民在更大的环境中具有宿主的气氛。

    一旦您确定了一个社区,将会评估您所爱的人,以确定他们是否适合社区,即社区是否可以提供所需的护理类型。根据社区的评估政策,护士可以访问您的家来评估您所爱的人。对于你所爱的人的行为来说,诚实是诚实的,无论是他/她徘徊还是难以走路,所以护士可以开发一个彻底解决他/她的护理需求的护理计划。

    在记忆护理社区寻找检查记录

    除非服务等服务等服务,如第三方家庭护理机构提供的,除非是第三方家庭护理机构,否则大多数记忆保健社区都是由收取的国家机构获得许可和检查微笑的夫妇监督长期护理设施。这些检验记录可从每个州提供,无论是在线还是通过公共记录请求。如果记忆护理社区是较大校园的一部分,则社区可能会在目录搜索中列出其名称而不是校园名称。例如,如果社区称为松树,则记忆护理社区可能会被称为松树的梯田。

    大多数国家还要求社区邮寄或根据要求提供最新的检查结果。通过查看几年的记录,您可以看出是否有未能遵循程序的模式,以及违规是危及生命还是未成年人。

    巡回记忆保健社区

    访问社区也很重要,看看它是否适合您所爱的人。建议在不同时代巡回社区,正如这种方式,您可以全天查看居民和员工,而不是在午餐或活动期间。因为首先旅行可能会压倒,带来一个清单与您注意某些功能。此外,请务必使用您的所有感官来研究社区。如果你闻到尿液或看到建筑需要修理,它可能是一个红旗。

    一定要询问工作人员是否经过认证或接受记忆护理培训,因为这确保了您所爱的人将由理解Alzheimer或Dementia如何影响心灵和身体的工作人员来关心。还要询问社区是否有专业的记忆保养计划。Because of the unique caring challenges that Alzheimer’s and dementia pose, some communities developed unique memory care programming, such as the Clare Bridge Program by Brookdale or Life Guidance at Atria, that guides how residents are cared for to ensure every aspect of their lives is properly handled—from physical well-being to being nurtured spiritually.

    搬进后,将你所爱的人移动到社区和生活中

    一旦您选择了一个社区,您可能会害怕过渡将导致的创伤。但是,有一些脚步您可以采取更少创伤的移动过程。这些步骤,建立和坚持故事是最重要的。这可能像告诉你的母亲一样简单,“你的父亲正在参观一个家庭朋友。”拥有你所爱的人房间已经装饰也将有助于过渡并减轻移动的压力。一些社区还可以帮助护送你所爱的人。

    搬家后,你所爱的人可能不会容易地掌握社区生活并要求离开。在这些情况下,准备好有一个故事,为什么他/她不能回家,例如房子正在修复。最终,你所爱的人将算是常规并接受社区作为家庭。

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