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Alzheimer’s Care Facilities: Texas Options for Supportive Memory Care

If you’re looking for a comfortable environment for your loved one with memory loss, The Ridglea Senior Living in Fort Worth, TX may be the right choice.

Unlike typical Alzheimer’s and dementia care facilities, we are a memory care community with resort-style amenities and holistic support services that help residents thrive.

The Ridglea | Senior and resident sitting a sofa
Our memory care residents enjoy all the comforts of home and socializing with friends and loved ones.

Do the different care options seem confusing or overwhelming? It doesn’t have to be. We often explain the differences between senior care facilities and memory care communities and are always happy to help. We realize this can be an unsettling time and are ready to answer all your questions in detail.

Alzheimer’s Care Facilities vs. Assisted Living for Alzheimer’s

The terms memory care, Alzheimer’s, and dementia care often overlap. Alzheimer’s care facilities in Texas typically provide specialized care for individuals with advanced memory issues. However, a memory loss community like The Ridglea offers a supportive environment for seniors with various forms of memory loss, with a more inclusive, holistic approach.

Memory care is a specialized form of assisted living for Alzheimer’s designed specifically for residents with dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment. These communities have highly trained, compassionate team members who create supportive atmospheres that relieve family members from home caregiving duties.

Memory care communities also have innovative programs and activities designed to boost the residents’ quality of life. Under careful supervision, they’re encouraged to enjoy new experiences and build meaningful relationships. Through round-the-clock monitoring and attentive support, they thrive while their loved ones enjoy peace of mind.

Nursing Homes vs. Memory Care Communities

Nursing homes provide long-term care for seniors with a variety of medical needs:

  • Chronic conditions
  • Injury, illness, or procedure recovery
  • Intravenous care
  • Wound care

Nursing homes may not have vibrant, focused activities or socialization programs like memory care communities. Skilled nursing facilities are for patients and residents with chronic medical conditions.

Memory care communities offer specialized care for seniors with memory-related conditions. They are designed to provide an environment where seniors can live with dignity and respect while receiving the supervision they need.

In a memory care community like The Ridglea Senior Living, dementia care specialists are specifically trained to work with seniors with memory loss. They understand the unique challenges and are equipped to provide compassionate care and support.

Memory Care in Fort Worth at The Ridglea Senior Living

Our specialized memory care community can be thought of as dementia and Alzheimer’s assisted living in Texas because we support seniors with cognitive impairment in a home-like setting. We have a caring, passionate team and a soothing, protected environment where seniors can live their best lives.

Some of the memory care services provided by The Ridglea Senior Living include:

  • 24-hour supervision and assistance with daily activities like bathing, dressing, and grooming
  • Medication management and monitoring
  • Nutritious meals and snacks tailored to each resident’s dietary needs
  • Daily activities and social programs that engage residents and promote socialization
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Scheduled transportation for appointments and outings
  • Personalized care plans developed with input from residents and their families

What is the average time a person spends in memory care?

The average time a person spends in Alzheimer’s and dementia care facilities or memory care varies depending on factors like the individual’s health condition, the severity of their memory impairment, and the level of care they require.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, many people live four to eight years after a dementia diagnosis; some experiences have lasted 20 years. Alzheimer’s is typically diagnosed towards the end of the early or pre-clinical stage.

Many people with memory loss may still live independently, work, or drive during that time, but most need more supervision and assistance as the middle stage approaches. Moderate Alzheimer’s or dementia is the longest stage of memory loss – it’s when family members often step up to provide care. Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are progressive, and these individuals will require 24-hour care in the late stage.

People with little exercise and socialization usually experience faster declines in memory loss. Higher levels of activity can slow the progress and contribute to better well-being. Our high level of care is designed to improve the quality of life for residents and their families.

How much is dementia care in Dallas, Texas?

Alzheimer’s care in Texas is usually expected to be about 20 to 30 percent higher than the cost of assisted living, and specialized dementia care in the Dallas/Fort Worth area averages $5,244 monthly.

The cost of memory care in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex is slightly higher than the Texas average of $4,997 per month since prices for specialty senior care vary between urban and rural areas. The level of support needed will also influence the cost.

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Discover Supportive Memory Care at The Ridglea Senior Living

Typical Alzheimer’s and dementia care facilities can’t compare to The Ridglea Senior Living. Experience the peace of mind that comes with entrusting your loved one to a community that prioritizes passionate personal support for its residents.

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