When a loved one needs additional assistance, families often choose a solution where they can remain in their homes as long as possible. In-home care can be complex and has both advantages and disadvantages.
Medical home health care is often covered by health insurance (once certain criteria are met), and care is provided intermittently by a nurse, therapist or social worker. Non-medical care is often provided by an unlicensed staff/caregiver, usually for four hours or more at a time and is not covered by health insurance.
In-Home Care for Dementia?
Memory Care requires specialized training, and in-home care providers might not have the skills to deal with your loved one’s unique needs.
In addition, families take on the additional burden of managing staff and even filling in when a staff member doesn’t show up, especially if the caregivers are not provided through an agency.
For the memory impaired, the home can become the least safe and most costly place to live.
Memory Care is all we do…and we’re really good at it
We are often asked, when do you know it’s time to move to memory care? The answer is when the care for your loved one is not being well managed in the home, either their needs are not being met or it has become cost prohibitive. One of the main reasons for transitioning to a memory care community is due to safety, as the loved one may be a danger to themselves, or not even recognizing that someone may be trying to harm them.
Our approach to care is predicated on engagement and routine and includes a continuous blend of innovative physical, cognitive, social, group and individual activities designed to provide structure to our residents to reduce anxiety, agitation, and disorientation.