Alzheimer’s and dementia can be challenging for everyone involved, causing you to feel a range of emotions or ask yourself questions like: What's going to happen to my loved one's health? But the more you know what to expect and how to prepare, the more it can make the journey feel less daunting.
You also don't have to go through this alone. If you do feel like you need outside assistance, memory care communities are a wonderful environment ideal for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Your loved one would live in an apartment-like home with safety features, surrounded by their peers and nurturing staff members.
Memory Care at Brookdale
A person-centered approach
How Much Does It Cost?
If you and your family are considering a move to a memory care community, one of the first questions you may be asking is can we afford it? Because our residents are unique individuals, we work together with their families and healthcare providers to design a personalized care plan that meets them right where they are. This means the numbers will vary depending on your loved one’s needs.
But you can find out more about the cost of care and
see an average price range on our Memory Care Cost page.
Making The Right Decision Isn’t Always Easy
You only want what’s best for your loved one. But sometimes keeping them at home isn't always the best option. Not everyone has the time and resources to be a round-the-clock caregiver for a family member living with Alzheimer's or dementia.
Just because your family member needs more help than you can give doesn’t mean you don’t love them enough. It just means you need help and that’s OK.
Studies show that seniors living in memory care communities often experience a higher quality of life than when they live at home, so you may find that this decision is better for them and for you.