Roughly 70% of adults over the age of 65 will need Long-Term Care at some point in their lives, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. There are different types of Long-Term Care that can be selected based on a patient’s specific needs. Memory care is a distinct form of Long-Term Care that is designed for patients with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and other types of memory problems.
Specialty services for memory care are usually provided in a secure environment, which helps ensure patients cannot wander off or leave the premises on their own. Memory care services also focus on activity programs and exercises aimed at stimulating memory and recall skills. Often the health care providers at memory care facilities are highly trained in managing the behaviors that are associated with dementia and memory impairments.
If you or a loved one has complex care needs associated with memory impairment, then you may want to consider a memory care facility for Long-Term Care needs. There are also assisted living communities that include special care units for dementia patients. Typically, these units are in a separate wing or floor from the rest of the community.
Finding Long-Term Care and figuring out how to pay for it can be difficult. We encourage you to seek the assistance of an experienced Elder Law Attorney to help you navigate the complexities of Long-Term Care.
For additional information, read our articles:
- The Role of Hospitals in Helping You Find Long-Term Care
- What Steps Should I Take Immediately if I am Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease?
At Elder Law Group PLLC we know that making arrangements for the eventuality of aging, Long-Term Care, and mental or physical incapacity can be very stressful and emotional. We strive to remove some of the burden from you and your family by helping you create an Estate Plan that addresses your needs in detail.
Contact us or call (509) 468-0551 (Spokane office), or (509) 579-0206 (Tri-Cities office) to learn more about Estate Planning or other legal needs of seniors, the disabled, or vulnerable adults and their families.