What kind of senior care is the right fit for your loved one? There are many things to consider, from level of care and support to lifestyle, location and more. Read these reference guides to learn more about the many options available so you can make an informed and confident decision for your family.
Senior Housing Reference Guides
Alzheimer’s Disease: Symptoms and Care
“Once, my mom and I disabled his car so that he couldn’t drive it, and he soon realized what we’d done,” Powell, 50, says. “He rushed across the living room and literally growled at me like a bear in the most frightful way. Thirty seconds later, he didn’t know he’d done it, and everything was… Read More
Activities with Dementia Patients
Connecting with others is at the core of being human – and it’s something that doesn’t change when a person has dementia. We’re often asked what are good activities for dementia patients. It’s important to know that there are many ways you can continue to form connections and strengthen bonds with your loved one during… Read More
Alzheimer’s Care Facilities Design
Read this interview with Lee Askew, representative from an architectural firm that designed a memory care home in Memphis, TN, and John Xeisel, president and co-founder of Hearthstone Alzheimer Care, in Woburn, Massachusetts. Discover what Margaret Calkins, leading designer of dementia care facilities, has to say about environment’s role in treating Alzheimer’s disease. The old… Read More
Adult Day Care Services
When an elderly loved one needs additional care or supervision during the day, many families think that they have no choice but to quit their jobs. Others find that their health deteriorates as the stress of round-the clock caregiving prevents them from caring for themselves. Or, families may think that placement in a facility is… Read More
|Feature or Service||Independent Living||Assisted Living||Nursing Home||Alzheimer’s Care|
|Cost Per Month||$1,500 – 3,500||$2,500 – 4,000||$4,000 – 8,000||$3,000 – 7,000|
|Meals Per Day||Meal Plan Options||3+||3+||3+|
|Transportation||Most Yes||Most Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Personal Laundry||Varies||Most Yes||Yes||Yes|
All costs calculated in U.S. dollars.