什么是记忆护理? 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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    记忆护理社区是专门为患有阿尔茨海默氏症或其他记忆相关疾病的老年人设计的退休社区。雷竞技平台可靠吗如果一个退休社区有阿尔茨海默氏症设施,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,创造一种安全感和安全感。

    寻找记忆保健

    时间朝一个方向移动,记忆朝另一个方向移动威廉·吉布森

    皮肤起皱,关节炎关节眼花:我们通常晚年与物体的脆弱性关联。即使头脑显示其健忘的较量时代,无论是遗忘在那里的眼镜被解雇或周年纪念日。但是,发生了什么的时候,脑海中年龄扰乱一个人的个性或记忆的方法吗?

    这些都是阿尔茨海默氏症或痴呆症令人心碎的影响。虽然开设更强的阅读课程或服用治疗关节炎的药物很容易,但治愈阿尔茨海默氏症或痴呆症的大脑是不可能的,这让家人别无选择,只能适应他们所爱的人的状况。

    在阅读了这篇文章之后,如果您想了解更多关于记忆护理社区的信息,或者您需要发现一个可能适合您或您所爱的社区,请给我们打电话。我们的专业团队将帮助您在正确的位置,以正确的服务和正确的价格找到正确的社区,这一切都是免费的。

    什么是记忆护理?记忆护理的基础知识

    阿尔茨海默氏症和痴呆症是记忆护理涵盖的两种常见的记忆丧失情况。这种专门护理根据个人表现出的症状的严重程度,包括一系列服务——从提示到需要安全的环境来防止私奔。

    记忆护理超越了传统的辅助生活环境。提供客房服务、洗衣和膳食准备服务,但增加了对日常生活活动的协助。通常,日常活动是专门设计的,以允许个人重新连接到喜爱的爱好或兴趣。

    认识到阿尔茨海默氏症和痴呆症带来的独特护理挑战,社区可能只提供记忆护理,或者在持续护理社区的情况下,有一个专门为需要记忆护理的居民提供的社区。研究表明,这些社区经常融入设计元素,以降低阿尔茨海默氏症或痴呆症患者的压力。这些元素包括增加自然光,房间外的记忆盒和圆形社区设计,允许安全的漫步。因为据估计每10个老年痴呆症患者中就有6个会漫步无论是在门上安装安全警报器,还是更频繁地进行安全检查,这些社区都旨在将私奔的风险降至最低。

    记忆护理社区的人口统计资料

    虽然有数据可用于辅助生活和养老院的人口,同样不适用于内存护理社区。阿尔茨海默氏症协会的报告,在2014年,估计有520万名美国人患阿尔茨海默氏。五万人,这些人都是65岁以上,妇女构成大多数情况下与320万相比,1.8万人。

    社区生活

    该设施在发现内存护理社区可能不是那么风光中的那些独立生活或找到辅助生活社区,如冰淇淋店或室内游泳池,但这是由设计,而不是监督。因为研究表明,与阿尔茨海默氏痴呆老年人可以变得很容易强调晕头转向雷竞技平台可靠吗,社区旨在创造一个轻松的环境。

    社区通常有一个安全的庭院,让居民不私奔风险的机会外面散步或花园。聚集的地方,如电视机的休息室和图书馆,也都是共同的特点。要创建为居民更温馨的氛围,存储护理社区甚至可以设计围绕邻里环境,与周围群集共享公共区域的公寓。走廊很可能色彩鲜艳,在各种颜色,以帮助居民找到自己的方式。

    公寓套房通常可在私人或同伴选择,一些社区提供一间卧室的公寓平面图。这些套房不会有辅助生活公寓的小厨房,设施也非常小——这也是为了减轻压力。为了帮助寻找道路,许多社区会在每个公寓外面放置一个装满居民生活纪念品的记忆盒。男子园艺

    餐厅通常以家庭式用餐为特色,因此居民可以在用餐时间聚在一起。一些记忆护理提供商,如Autumn Leaves,专门设计了菜单,解决阿尔茨海默病和痴呆症可能伴随的食欲不振问题。他们的餐厅有一个热带鱼缸,因为研究表明,看着鱼可以增加食欲,人们的注意力放在创造食物颜色和盘子之间的对比上,这样居民就能更好地看到食物。

    活动是围绕居住者过去的兴趣而特别设计的,这样居住者可以重新连接他们的记忆;学校通常提供艺术课、音乐和游戏课,还有健身课。一些社区也可能提供陪同外出。

    记忆社区提供的服务

    在一个记忆护理社区,工作人员处理从家务、洗衣到做饭和运输的所有生活责任。协助日常生活活动也是一项标准服务。

    除非社区是更大校园的一部分,否则通常不会提供高级医疗服务,如熟练护理服务。

    记忆护理的成本

    由于阿尔茨海默氏症和老年痴呆症,需要护理的更高的水平,内存保健费用比辅助生活的更高。虽然成本辅助生活和护理已计算出每种状态,同样尚未内存小心地进行。

    为了帮助你为所爱的人需要加入记忆护理社区做预算,SeniorHomes.com汇编了每个州的价格*。雷竞技app怎么买球雷竞技平台可靠吗

    状态 月平均 每月最低 每月最大
    阿拉巴马州 $ 4,101 1,800美元 $ 5695
    阿肯色州 $ 3,792 $2,550 5525美元
    亚利桑那州 $4,160 $ 2,845 6210美元
    加州 $ 4,524 $2,320 8200美元
    科罗拉多州 4828美元 2020美元 7595美元
    康涅狄格州 5344美元 $3,000 8280美元
    特拉华州 4990美元 3700美元 7410美元
    佛罗里达 3817美元 2000美元 5795美元
    乔治亚州 $4,036 $2,575 5430美元
    爱荷华州 4620美元 $3,000 6025美元
    爱达荷州 3165美元 2495美元 $4,000
    伊利诺斯州 4950美元 1265美元 $ 7,180
    印第安纳州 4610美元 1,800美元 8550美元
    堪萨斯州 4813美元 $ 3,315 6685美元
    肯塔基州 $ 4,403 3750美元 $ 5,370
    路易斯安那州 $ 3,892 2825美元 $ 5,000
    马萨诸塞州 5642美元 $3,475 $8,750
    马里兰 4822美元 $ 3,100个 6840美元
    缅因州 5800美元 $ 5,130 6300美元
    密歇根 $ 4,265 $ 2,660 6020美元
    明尼苏达州 4511美元 $2,304 5700美元
    密苏里州 $ 4,760 3294美元 $5,185
    密西西比州 $3,233 $2,425 $4,285
    蒙大拿 $ 4,108 3900美元 $ 4,350
    北卡罗莱纳 $4,381 2950美元 5800美元
    内布拉斯加州 4813美元 $4,150 $5,195
    新罕布什尔州 $ 5,208 2900美元 $6,900
    新泽西州 5238美元 $3,395 7500美元
    新墨西哥 $3,440 $2,895 $4,125
    内华达 $ 4,391 $3,200 5475美元
    纽约 $5,055 $ 2,975个 10099美元
    俄亥俄州 4559美元 1,800美元 7665美元
    俄克拉何马州 3862美元 $ 2,725 5590美元
    俄勒冈 $ 3,854 2393美元 $ 5,200名
    宾夕法尼亚州 4,599美元 2095美元 $10,447
    罗德岛 $ 5,270 $5,050 $ 5,490
    南卡罗来纳 3703美元 $2,320 $ 5,156
    田纳西州 $ 3,841 2360美元 5800美元
    德克萨斯州 $ 4,520 $ 1,950 6300美元
    犹他州 $ 4,528 $ 3,100个 5850美元
    维吉尼亚州 $约有4,100只 1,800美元 6850美元
    佛蒙特州 $ 5,575 3500美元 7650美元
    华盛顿 3983美元 $ 2,600 $ 5,000
    威斯康星州 $ 4,220 $ 3,600个 5700美元

    *2015年由老年生活社区提供、由SeniorHomes雷竞技平台可靠吗.com编制的费用数据如有更改,恕不另行通知。雷竞技app怎么买球此数据仅供参考之用,可能有不准确之处。你的实际生活费用可能会根雷竞技平台可靠吗据你的个人情况而有所不同。

    大多数社区的月租费包括租金和服务费;公用事业也可能包括有线电视和电话,通常是额外的。一次性的社区费是标准的,也可能有评估费。医疗费用的计算方式因社区而异。一些社区可能会提供不同的护理包,从最低限度的提示到动手帮助,让家庭选择满足他们所爱的人需要的护理级别。其他社区根据居民需要的支持程度来分配护理点数,除了每月的费用外,每个护理点数还收取固定的费用。

    如何选择存储关怀社会,什么在评估过程中期待

    考虑到与记忆护理相关的高成本,一些家庭可能会寻求成本较低的辅助生活社区替代方案来照顾他们所爱的人。好消息是,更多的辅助生活社区正在为那些不需要流浪或需要改善环境的人提供“记忆照护灯”。对于那些表现出流浪或需要持续关注的老年人,记忆护理社区是最好的选择。雷竞技平台可靠吗

    但是,如果可能很难找到一个社区,特别是在农村地区,这提供存储服务。高级生活提供商雷竞技平台可靠吗,提供内存护理服务,在中2012年,全国长期护理提供者研究研究发现,只有26%的社区为痴呆症患者提供服务,或指定社区的一部分为痴呆症患者提供护理。一些公司,如Silverado或Autumn Leaves,只在他们的社区提供记忆护理,而其他公司则提供这种护理和辅助生活。

    图1所示。按社区床位大小划分的社区护理选择特征:美国,2012年

    记忆护理社区的特点

    NCHS数据摘要号170的提供者,2014年11月住宅护理社区工作特性,通过社区床尺寸:美国,2012。

    随着更大的社区主要提供记忆护理,你可能不愿意让你所爱的人加入,因为他/她可能不会接受一对一的护理,或者被许多人包围而不知所措。然而,许多记忆护理社区是围绕社区风格设计的,社区内的公共区域是重复的。这使得居民在一个更大的环境中有一个家一样的氛围。

    一旦你确定了一个社区,你所爱的人将被评估,以确定他们是否适合这个社区,也就是说,这个社区是否能提供他们需要的护理类型。根据社区的评估政策,护士可能会去你家评估你所爱的人。重要的是要诚实地对待你所爱的人的行为,无论他/她是否在散步或行走困难,这样护士才能制定一个护理计划,彻底解决他/她的所有护理需求。

    寻找记忆护理社区检查记录

    除非药物管理和日常生活援助等服务是由第三方家庭护理机构提供的,否则大多数记忆护理社区都是由负责记忆护理的州机构批准和检查的微笑的夫妇监督长期护理设施。这些检查记录可从各州在线或通过公共记录请求获得。如果memory care社区是较大校园的一部分,则该社区可能会在目录搜索中按其名称而不是校园名称列出。例如,如果社区被称为松树,记忆护理社区可能被称为松树梯田。

    大多数州还要求社区根据要求发布或提供其最新检查结果。通过查看几年的记录,您可以了解是否存在不遵守程序的模式,以及违规行为是否危及生命或轻微。

    参观记忆护理社区

    去社区看看是否适合你所爱的人也是很重要的。建议在不同的时间游览一个社区,因为这样你可以在一天中查看居民和工作人员,而不仅仅是在午餐或活动期间。因为巡演一开始会让人不知所措,所以带上清单你需要注意的某些功能。此外,请务必使用你的所有感官的学习社区。如果你闻到尿或看到的建筑需要维修的,它可能是一个危险的信号。

    一定要问工作人员是否经过认证或接收内存护理训练,因为这可以确保你所爱的人会照顾工作人员谁了解阿尔茨海默氏症或痴呆如何影响大脑和身体。还问,如果社会上有一个专门的内存护理方案。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.

    搬入社区后,将您所爱的人搬入社区和生活

    一旦你选择了一个社区,你可能会害怕转型所带来的创伤。然而,有一些步骤你可以采取一些措施来减少移动过程中的创伤。在这些步骤中,建立并坚持一个故事是最重要的。这可能很简单,就像告诉你的母亲,“你的父亲正在拜访一位家庭朋友。”让你所爱的人的房间已经装修好,也会有助于过渡,减轻搬家的压力。一些社区还可以帮助您护送您所爱的人到社区。

    搬家后,你所爱的人可能无法适应社区生活并要求离开。在这些情况下,你要准备好一个关于他/她为什么不能回家的故事,比如房子正在修理。最终,你所爱的人会适应一种日常生活,接受社区为家。

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