Atlanta Assisted Living | Alzheimer's, Dementia & Memory Care
Alzheimer's Special Care or Memory Care Units (SCUs) exist to better meet the special needs of residents with memory problems, such as Alzheimer's and dementia. More than 50 percent of residents in Assisted Living and Nursing Homes have some form of memory, dementia, Alzheimer's, or cognitive impairment, and that number is increasing every day.
Until recently, facilities did not have to meet any specific standards to care for patients with memory, dementia or Alzheimer's, beyond the nursing home standards to which all nursing homes are held, in order to promote themselves as being Special Care Units. The Alzheimer's Association supports the enactment of state legislation regarding the disclosure of claims made by facilities relative to their Alzheimer's special care units. Currently, 27 states, including Georgia, have legislation requiring Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Communities to tell exactly what specialized services their SCU provides, including a trained staff, specialized activities, ability of staff to care for residents with behavioral needs and what fees they charge.
In the Senior Resources Directory, to be coded as providing Memory Care, an Assisted Living Community must maintain a "locked" environment to protect against wandering.
In the SRD, Personal Care Homes are coded if they provide "early-stage" memory care, since they generally do not have locked environments and cannot be licensed to care for those who wander.
Communities that provide pro-active memory care for Alzheimer's and dementia can be of great benefit to those who suffer from this debilitating and insidious disease, often times slowing the progression of the disease. Investigate all your options in the Senior Resources Directory.
|A Place for Mom|
Our local advisors know each family is unique and listen to your story and empower you with the information you need to find the best fit for your family situation, be it assisted living or assisted care.
|Alternative Plans ASSET PROTECTION|
Veterans and/or their spouses may be eligible for up to $2000+ in Aid and Assistance, regardless of your assets. It is critical all forms are completed properly the very first time. We have a 92% success rate.
|Belmont Village Senior Living|
Belmont Village Senior Living has both Independent and Assisted Living communities that help residents get the most out of life. Belmont Village specializes in Alzheimer, Dementia, and long-term care for seniors.
|Hearthstone at Presbyterian Village|
A recognized leader in senior care, Presbyterian Homes of Georgia now offers a cutting-edge Memory Support Assisted Living Center at Presbyterian Village in Austell, Georgia.
|Mount Carmel Personal Care Home|
25 years of experience in Alzheimer’s and memory impairment care and the implementation of an Alzheimer’s Behavioral Management Program distinguishes Mount Carmel from other assisted living facilities.
|Presbyterian Village Austell|
Moving to the Presbyterian Village in Austell is more than changing addresses; it’s joining a caring community. We have all the amenities and services you expect, but the number one benefit of living at Presbyterian Village is ...