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Alzheimer’s Care (or Dementia Care)
Care Diagram
Activities of Daily Living
(dressing, personal care)
No Assistance
Comprehensive Assistance
Community Services
(laundary, cleaning, etc.)
None
Many
Overall Health
(physical, emotional)
Generally Poor
Generally Good
Health Services
(medications, nursing care)
None
Skilled Nursing
Community Activities
(social events, outings, golf, etc.)
None Offered
Many Offered
Environment
(personal freedom)
Limited
Independent

Services in Alzheimer’s Care Communities

Although many Assisted Living communities and Nursing Homes cater to individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other related memory disorders or dementia, there is a growing trend towards facilities that provide specialized care and housing tailored to the special needs of individuals with this disease. These facilities offer care that fosters residents' individual skills and interests in an environment that helps to diminish confusion and agitation. Specialty services are provided in a secure environment, such as activity programs designed to include reality orientation classes and specially trained professional staff skilled in handling the behavior associated with memory impairments. Many facilities that specialize in Alzheimer's or related dementia disorders have building design features that assist with the problems associated with this disease: color-coded hallways, visual cues, and secure wandering paths for additional security.


Personal Care and Healthcare in Alzheimer’s Care Facilities

Similar to Assisted Living communities, most provide assistance with dressing, grooming, bathing, and other daily activities. Assistance with medications differs according to state regulations. Meals, laundry and housekeeping are usually provided within private and semi-private rooms in a residential type setting.


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