Memory Care Articles
Memory Care: The Greatest Gift We Could Give Mom
Mom's progression of Alzheimer's disease over the last eight years had been pretty much textbook. But nothing would prepare us for the challenge of placing her in memory care.42 Comments
Choosing a Long-Term Care Facility: Tips from a Certified Nursing Assistant
On senior living tours, guides often direct your attention to the shiny features they’re proudest of. These offerings may be great, but it is crucial to use an evidence-based method to determine the quality of care your loved one will receive.1 Comment
When Is It Time to Place a Loved One with Dementia in a Long-Term Care Facility?
Family members often struggle with decisions regarding memory care. There is no downside to placing a senior with dementia in a facility too soon, however there are many consequences of waiting too long.40 Comments
Senior Housing Options for Dementia Patients
Deciding what type of long-term care an aging loved one needs is far more complex when dementia is a factor. Explore senior housing options and the limitations of each when considering the appropriate level of care for a senior with dementia.14 Comments
Our family can't agree on whether or not mom should move to assisted living. What's the solution?
My elderly mother has dementia. How do I get my siblings to stop fighting me about moving mom to assisted living? We are at a standstill.5 Comments
Questions & Answers About Continuing Care Retirement Communities
Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) offer independent living, assisted living, nursing care, rehabilitative services on a single campus to accomodate seniors as they age and their housing and health care needs change.1 Comment
Wandering Top Tips: Professional Caregivers and Memory Care Facilities Can Help
The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips for recognizing when outside help is needed to keep a wandering senior safe.0 Comments
Dementia Care Settings Can Enrich Patients' Lives
Although family members are hesitant and even resistant to placing their loved one with dementia in adult day care or an assisted living facility, these settings offer plenty of engaging and useful activities that can enhance their quality of life.0 Comments
Questions to Ask When Choosing a Memory Care Facility
Memory care facilities provide increased levels of care and safety for individuals with Alzheimer's and dementia. This list of core concerns can help you efficiently evaluate each facility you consider.0 Comments
Why Size Matters When Choosing the Right Memory Care Community
Choosing the right memory care community for a loved one with dementia can be daunting. There are many things to consider, but here's why you should always take size into account when making your decision.1 Comment
How Different Countries Infuse Dignity into Dementia Care
Different countries take different approaches to making dementia care dignified. Here are four examples of what dignified dementia care looks like in different places around the world.1 Comment
Good Times at the Memory Café
The Memory Café sounds like the name of a 1950s diner, but this term is the official moniker of a new breed of social gathering for seniors and their caregivers that has begun cropping up around the country. ‘Support group' is a tidy, if slightly imprecise, way of explaining the true function of a Memory Cafe. The difference between a Memory Café and a support group is that a Café gathering is more about the camaraderie and less about the disease.5 Comments
An In-Depth Look at Using Cameras to Monitor Professional Caregivers
There are personal, professional, ethical and legal aspects to consider when deciding whether to use so-called “granny cams” to monitor the care seniors receive in their own homes and in long-term care facilities.29 Comments
Memory Care Tricks from an Unlikely Literary Source
I recently found a few interesting memory care tricks from an unlikely literary source: "And The Mountains Echoed," by Khaled Hosseini.10 Comments
Seniors Behaving Badly in Long-Term Care Facilities
It’s impossible to anticipate how a senior may interact with other residents and staff in settings like assisted living facilities and nursing homes, but staff should be prepared to handle difficult interpersonal issues and defuse tensions.9 Comments
Next Generation of Long-Term Care: Personable and Person-Focused
The next generation of long term care options are transforming the way nursing homes and assisted living communities approach the issue of long-term care for the elderly.6 Comments
A Kids-Eye View of Alzheimer's
Adults can learn valuable lessons by listening to what kids have to say about coping with their grandparent's Alzheimer's Disease.0 Comments
Can Couples Live Together in Senior Housing?
Many independent living communities, assisted living communities, skilled nursing facilities and memory care centers can accommodate senior couples who wish to live together, even if each spouse has different care needs.8 Comments
Do elders need full-time care as Alzheimer's disease progresses?
As Alzheimer's disease progresses, your loved one may need more care than you can provide. Your options range from home health care and adult day care, to assisted living and nursing homes with specialized Alzheimer's care units.0 Comments
Will Medicare or Medicaid pay for a nursing home for someone who has advanced Alzheimer's?
Medicare will only pay for 100 days in a nursing home, even if the elder has Alzheimer's disease. Medicaid does not have a time limit, but seniors need to meet eligibility requirements to qualify.5 Comments