We’re proud to have a streamlined 5-stage process for choosing a memory care community. We understand that this phase is taxing, so we’ve refined our process to make it as smooth and uncomplicated as possible to the involved members of the families. This has led to the development of our proprietary assessment tool, Senex Saver™ . Our industry experience, coupled with our exclusive Senex Saver™ tool, can save families several precious hours and thousands of dollars.
Senex Saver™, our proprietary tool, is a set of questionnaires that determine the baseline of the person with dementia. We believe that sound advice stems from an accurate assessment, so we've perfected Senex Saver™ to cover all facets of dementia care evaluation. The questions delve into a person's ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs), overall cognitive, health, physical, emotional, and functional status. We use the 100-point rating system to precisely evaluate the memory care needs of the person.
Though our current process is simple, painless, and trouble-free, we’ve never devalued the quality of our service. We acknowledge each person’s situation as unique and have adhered to an individual-centered approach ever since. We live by our mission to provide only superior memory care placement services at all times and at no cost.
We’ll walk you through the process and help you understand what to expect every step of the way. Our structured and proven memory care placement process ensures you find the best fit possible.
Fill in our online Contact Us form or directly phone us to start a consultation. For 15 to 20 minutes, we will hear about your unique situation. This initial phone conversation will help us better prepare for our in-person meeting.
We meet with you in-person for a more elaborate conversation to get insight into the two most important things: senior's care needs and budget.
First, we talk about your memory care needs, preferences, concerns, interests, challenges, desires, as well as answer your questions. This helps us achieve a thorough understanding of your circumstance and later on assemble a personalized plan based on your distinct needs.
Second, we address the issue of the budget. We understand that paying for memory care is a serious and continuous financial obligation. So, we help look into your available funding options, such as Veteran’s Aid and Attendance, long-term care benefits, insurance policies, tax planning, reverse mortgages, and all other financial resources that can help reduce your anticipated monthly memory care living cost.
After we learn all there is to know about you, we curate the best-fit communities from our nearly 300 memory care living partners. We guarantee to only recommend you a list of communities that strictly meet your care needs, interests, location preference, and above all, budget.
We've worked with our memory care living partners for years now, and we've visited, pre-screened, and have personally met the management team, owners, caregivers, and staff. We know in what area of dementia care each community excels at and its current service performance. We've developed and maintained a good relationship with each of our partners over the years, and we can assure you they're reliable and the best in their own fields.
Don't just take our word for it. That's why we accompany you on tours to selected communities. You get to see firsthand how secure and safe the place or how compassionate, caring, and experienced each caregiver is. We know this is a crucial phase, and you want to be 100% confident with your final choice of memory care community. We’ll answer all of your burning questions, and if you need to talk to one of the caregivers or staff about the everyday life or routine inside the community, we’ll be glad to help you meet with them.
We meet again to discuss your feedback and what you think about each community. We address any remaining questions and get in touch with the appropriate people to clarify your concerns. If the final concern boils down to budget, we can help negotiate the price with your chosen community, provided it's possible.
Once you've made a selection for your preferred community, you sign the contract. We assist with the admission process and paperwork. We want the transition to be seamless for you. That said, we offer additional resources, including home companion care companies, home health companies, downsizing companies, senior move managers, elder law attorneys, veteran’s benefits, and more to meet your loved one’s short-term or long-term health requirements.
Moving a loved one into an assisted living memory care community is a big decision. You wouldn’t want to deprive a loved one of their independence by moving them to a community before it’s even necessary, whereas waiting considerably may cause sufficient decline in behavior or expose them to risks associated with staying in an unsupervised environment. Knowing when is the right time to move a person with dementia to a safer, secure, and better environment is crucial. You can't be too early, but you also can't be too late.
Some signs of cognitive decline are subtle at first and get worse over time. Exploring memory care options at the earliest signs of dementia is your best bet – when everyone, including the person with dementia, can participate in the decision-making. If a spouse, parent, loved one, or friend exhibits these symptoms, you may need to consider memory care.
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