The facilities will develop a personalized care plan based on the needs of the resident. This plan may include the following:
ALZHEIMER and DEMENTIA FACILITIES? Some Assisted Living Facilities will care for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of
Dementia. The units are often referred to as Memory Care or Special Care Units. The environment is designed to be safe, secure and
comfortable to help decrease confusion and agitation.
They are separate secure areas within the Assisted Living Facility. Staff is specially trained to deal with difficult behaviors and situations.
They offer a structured routine and assess the abilities and interests of each resident.
RESIDENTIAL CARE HOME FOR ELDERLY
Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE’s) are also known as Board and Care Facilities. They are in private residential homes licensed the
Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing.
Board and Care Homes are appropriate if a higher level of care is required. Most of these homes may be able to accommodate Alzheimer’s and Dementia residents.
Most facilities are licensed for six residents and offer a home style atmosphere. These homes are often managed and owned by a family or individual who are closely involved in daily activities. Most of these homes have two caregivers in the home at all times.
Rooms may be private or shared. Most homes will provide care for non-ambulatory residents and have wheelchair accessible rooms and inside/outside ramps. These facilities are allowed to assist residents with transfers from bed to wheelchair.