What Is Residential Memory Care?

Author: Maine Veterans' Homes
Posted: August 09, 2018
Category: Assisted Living | Residential Care

When your loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, it can be overwhelming. Your father may be most comfortable in his home, and perhaps he is keeping up with today’s politics. But what happens when he forgets to take his medication, to pay his bills or starts wandering?

As a memory support caregiver, you can’t always provide 24-hour supervision to keep your loved one safe. It might be getting stressful, or you may be neglecting other responsibilities in your life. This might be the time to look at alternatives, such as residential memory care.

Who Qualifies for Residential Memory Care?

Residential memory care is a form of assisted living for individuals who have been diagnosed with the early stages of dementia. Your loved one may not require licensed nursing care around the clock, but he might need daily prompts to take his medication or brush his teeth. With residential memory care, your husband can receive help in the form of reminders, verbal cues or limited hands-on assistance.

Assisted living residential care residents are usually independent with mobility and may use a cane or walker. At residential memory care facilities like Maine Veterans’ Homes, residents also enjoy recreational programming geared toward persons with dementia, such as entertainment, music and community-based programs, which can help relieve anxiety.


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Residential Memory Care at Maine Veterans’ Homes

At Maine Veterans’ Homes, assisted living residential care includes a dining program, recreational programming and apartment-style accommodations. Our residents also have access to care providers, medication management and housekeeping services, plus transportation for doctor’s appointments. There are plenty of safe and supervised areas where your loved one can walk, like throughout our beautiful landscaped courtyards.

Residential dementia care is for individuals diagnosed with early stage dementia. If your loved one has been diagnosed moderate to late stage Alzheimer’s disease, Maine Veterans’ Homes offers long-term dementia care.

With any form of care, cost can be a determining factor. Maine Veterans’ Homes accepts multiple options to pay for residential care, such as MaineCare, long-term care insurance or private funds. If you have additional questions about how to pay, you can always contact us.

At Maine Veterans’ Homes, you can be confident our experienced staff is equipped with the knowledge and understanding of how to care for someone with memory loss. We work with families, so you know your loved one is safe and secure in a place where their quality of life is the top priority.


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Are Spouses Eligible for MVH Residential Care?

If you’re a veteran looking for professional, compassionate dementia care for your spouse, she may be eligible for care at Maine Veterans’ Homes.

At Maine Veterans’ Homes, we were established to care exclusively for veterans and their eligible family members. In fact, 75 percent of Maine Veterans’ Homes are reserved for veterans. However, spouses, widows or widowers and gold star parents of eligible veterans are also eligible for admission at Maine Veterans’ Homes, provided there is space available.

To learn more about our eligibility requirements, get your free eligibility guide today!

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