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Alzheimers Care(5045 matches found)
Learn more about Alzheimers Care & Alzheimers Care Facility:
An Alzheimer's Unit is secured unit for individuals with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Our goal is to maintain quality of life for residents as their needs change, through the course of their disease. We recognize the individuality of each of our residents and strive to understand their special needs.
What is Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive, degenerative disease of the brain and the most common form of dementia. It is a degenerative disease that attacks the brain and results in impaired memory, thinking and behavior. Eventually persons with Alzheimer's disease become totally unable to care for themselves.
Is Alzheimer's the only form of dementia that makes a person eligible for a Unit?
No. There many forms of neurological or degenerative conditions which effect cognition and function. Parkinson's, complications of vascular disease, stroke and traumatic brain injury is examples of processes that may affect a person's judgment, behaviors and memory. There are many forms of dementia, which may require 24-hour monitoring in a secured environment.
What types of facilities are available for individuals with Alzheimer's disease?
Both Skilled Nursing Facilities and Residential Care Facilities offer care for individuals with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.
What is the difference between a Residential Care Facility and a Skilled Nursing Facility licensure?
Both types of facilities are able to accept residents with dementia.
Skilled Nursing Facilities are a medical model and are required to have Certified Nurses Aides and a licensed nurse on site 24-hours per day. Skilled Nursing Facilities have a social worker and activity director assigned to the unit. They are able to accept individuals in need of specialized diets and complex medical care.
Residential Care Facilities are built on a social model and have caregivers on staff 24 hours per day. A licensed nurse is on-site 40 hours per week and on call 24 hours per day for emergencies.
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