According to the CDC, 34% of residents in long-term care communities have Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
Once you have recognized the signs that it’s time for memory care, choosing a memory care community for a loved one is a significant decision. This is an emotional and overwhelming time, and finding a memory care community that will keep your loved one safe and happy is crucial.
You want a community that will care for your loved one the same way (or better) as you do. You just need a little guidance to help you find a memory care community that checks all the boxes. Once you’ve identified a few memory care communities in your area, you want to ensure you have the knowledge and tools to choose the best community for your loved one.
Knowing what memory care questions to ask before touring a community is essential to finding the best community.
Make sure you’re prepared with a list of memory care questions to ask during your tour or meeting with the community director. The more questions you ask, the better. You’re interviewing the community team to ensure this is the best community for you and your loved one.
These memory care questions will help you find the best community for your loved one.
Memory care communities vary regarding amenities, services, pricing, and activities. Consider the specific needs of your loved one to make sure you get the information needed to make the best decision.
During the tour of the community, make observations and ask the following questions:
You want to ensure the people responsible for your loved one’s care are compassionate, educated, and well trained.
Interact with, observe staff, and ask the following questions:
Safety is arguably an essential concern for families looking for memory care communities. People with dementia are prone to wandering and injuries.
Getting satisfactory answers to these safety-related questions is vital:
Notre Dame Health Care (NDHC) offers a range of post-acute programs and services to the community, including an Assisted Living Residence; Adult & Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care; Post-Acute Recuperation; Short-Term Rehabilitation; Skilled Nursing and traditional Long Term Care; Specialized Memory Care; and an educational resource center which serves our employees and community. We embrace the individuality, spirituality, and wholeness of each member of our community, including our residents, patients, families, volunteers, and staff.
Notre Dame Health Care is proudly non-profit and honored to carry on the mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur to care for the sick and vulnerable and to educate for life through our NDHC Educational Bridge Center.
Notre Dame Health Care
555-559 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605