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.
|Arbor Terrace of Burnt Hickory|
Arbor Terrace of Burnt Hickory is a BRAND NEW Assisted Living and Memory Care in Marietta. Enjoy a truly different lifestyle, full of memorable new experiences and a refreshing sense of freedom.
|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.
On a 500-acre campus, Christian City provides a variety of housing options – Independent Life Lease, assisted and memory care communities, subsidized housing, and a long-term care and rehabilitation skilled nursing facility.
|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.
|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 ...
|Sterling Estates of West Cobb|
Come LIVE the Sterling Life on 25 acres – in an adorable, modern, hassle-free Independent cottage, or in a well-appointed apartment, or experience the highest quality in assisted living. Owners live in Cobb County.