It is up to the individual to determine whether or not they should be placed in a memory care assisted living facility or a nursing home. There are a few memory care facilities. In this video, we will go over both.
The units are designed for people with dementia and have experts specially trained to address their requirements. The units are secure so that patients are not able to wander around. They can be adapted to aid patients. For example, it is common to have a hallway that has a circle to avoid dead ends, and colored carpets lead to other rooms in the facility.
If your loved ones are suffering from other health issues then nursing homes are an option. Memory care isn’t an added expense. Medicaid will cover costs in a nursing home, but not for an assisted living facility.
If you are unsure, it is best to choose an assisted living home or later, move your parents to one of the nursing homes once they’re eligible for Medicaid However, remember that any change can be challenging for such people.
Check out all the options available and decide which one is best for your loved one.