Frequently Asked Questions
Making the decision to move into senior living can be complicated. If you have questions, it’s likely that others have had the same ones. Review our FAQs for memory care and assisted living below. If your questions aren’t answered, please reach out to our team, so we can help you!
Memory Care FAQs
Are behavioral changes normal with dementia?
When do you know it’s time to move a parent to a Memory Care facility?
- It may be time to consider a move is when you begin to feel stress as a caregiver. It’s common for caregivers to feel overwhelmed in keeping up daily commitments while providing care for their parents or spouse.
- It may be time to move your parent to a memory care facility is when they are no longer safe at home. This includes the possibility of them wandering and not finding their way home, and balance issues which may make them a greater risk for falls.
- A decline in health is another sign that it may be time to consider a move to a memory care community. As memory loss sets in, so does the decline in your loved one’s ability to care for themselves. Often, people with dementia forget to eat, take medications, and care for themselves properly. This can lead to weight loss, neglected personal hygiene, and a hunched over appearance.
- Once an Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis has been made, it is important to begin talking with your spouse or parent and looking for a memory care unit that will best meet their needs. While an immediate move may not be necessary, it is helpful to get their input while they may still be part of the decision making process.
Studies have shown that it is best to have your loved one move into a memory care community before more dangerous signs and symptoms surface. Additionally, moving to memory care in the earlier stages of the disease may make the transition much easier for all those involved.
What’s the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s?
Not everyone with dementia has Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is just one type of dementia. Dementia is a group of symptoms which affect mental cognition such as memory and reasoning. Dementia is not a specific disease, rather an overall term. Symptoms include memory decline, poor judgment, a decreased attention span, decline in communication skills, and can include increased paranoia.
What kind of activities and programs does Grace Pointe have?
How much personal assistance will my parent get?
Does Grace Pointe have private rooms?
Is your staff trained in dementia care?
How long can my loved one stay in Memory Care, and what would precipitate a move to a higher level of care?
Can I take my loved one home for a visit or out for lunch?
How often can I visit?
Should I tell my loved one beforehand if I decide to move them to Memory Care?
Do you provide respite care?
Assisted Living FAQs
Does Grace Pointe have any one bedroom apartments?
Yes, we offer one bedroom apartments. Contact us for availability.
Do you have a wait list?
If my loved one moves to a studio, can they be on a waitlist for a bigger room?
How much does it cost?
What are the lease terms at Grace Pointe?
Will Medicare pay for it? Will insurance pay for it? Will the VA help?
How much care is offered at Grace Pointe?
Do you have levels of care?
Can you stay in assisted living for the rest of your life and add more services?
What activities are offered?
Can we provide our own furniture?
Will someone help my parent find their way around?
Do you provide transportation?
How do I convince a loved one to leave home when they aren’t ready?
What do I have to do to get a resident admitted?
Give Grace Pointe a call and our caring and knowledgable staff will walk through the process with you!