MEMORY CARE IN Clarksville, Tennessee
FEEL THE DIFFERENCE OF MEMORY CARE AT Walking Horse Meadows
Memory loss is a natural part of aging, but how do you know when your loved one is experiencing true signs of dementia and needs a higher level of care?
At Walking Horse Meadows in Montgomery County, we approach Memory Care with patience, courage, and above all else, compassion. And To Enhance the Human Spirit even further, we provide personalized Memory Care services throughout every stage of the condition.
Now, your family and your loved one with a condition ranging from early-stage memory loss to late-stage Alzheimer’s can experience a safe, structured environment with set routines and specialized care and programming. Our dementia care plan is designed to lower stress and increase individuality and dignity for persons with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. We engage with residents frequently throughout the day, providing meals at any time and helping those living with dementia with Personal Care tasks that you’d find in Assisted Living facilities. Community care includes:
- Other essential activities of daily living (ADLs)
Our staff is also specially trained to deal with the unique issues that often arise as the condition progresses. They work to build meaningful relationships and a sense of familiarity to provide extra support to help residents comfortably navigate their day.
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FLOURISH℠ MEMORY CARE
We believe in letting the good things grow. With our unique, research-based approach to Memory Care, Flourish℠ programming promises to cultivate love, nurture purpose, and fiercely preserve the dignity of those who are facing memory loss.
Guided by this philosophy, residents at Walking Horse Meadows in Clarksville, TN, benefit from a comprehensive program led by team members specially trained in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, provided only by Charter Senior Living.
Flourish℠ allows us to practice compassion and advocate courageously for your loved ones. Experience the difference of our care, today.
MEMORY CARE RESIDENCES + FLOOR PLANS
Our Memory Care residences were built for maximum safety and accessibility. Residents feel comfortable in a home that allows them to make the most of each day, and with help from their families, they can customize surroundings to their needs.
Family caregivers can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that with 24/7 security, their loved one will also be free to explore the community without the worry of wandering.
Discover which floor plan makes the most sense for your loved one, and take the first step to feeling the difference of our community.
DEMENTIA CARE PROGRAMMING ACTIVITIES & SERVICES
Flourish℠ goes beyond assisting with daily personal tasks and health care services. With specialized activities made for those with cognitive impairment, Walking Horse Meadows engages Memory Care residents in ways that make every moment count.
To do so, Walking Horse Meadows has built an activities calendar based on the foundation of Flourish℠‘s Six Pathways to Supportive Care. With a focus on restoring, enriching, connecting, creating, engaging and contributing, Memory Care residents are met with uplifting, wellness-focused experiences – and celebrated every step of the way.
From Pick Your Hairstyle to creating photo collages, enjoying movie nights, and other exciting opportunities, Memory Care residents find many ways to find happiness and flourish.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Memory Care for seniors?
Memory Care is a long-term care plan provided at either a senior living community with other care levels or at a stand-alone Memory Care community.
A person with vascular dementia will reside in a Memory Care community if they are no longer able to live safely at home or need more medical care than what’s provided in home care from family caregivers or nurses.
At Walking Horse Meadows, we provide personalized care to every wonderful resident in our Memory Care neighborhood, along with services and amenities that help them thrive. Learn more about our unique approach, below.
Does Your Community Serve Seniors at All Stages of Memory Loss?
Signs of early-stage dementia include forgetting names, repetition, and struggling to find the right words to describe feelings. Signs of later-stage dementia may include little to no communication, loss of mobility, incontinence, and the inability to eat or dress.
We understand that dementia and Alzheimer’s look different for every family. That’s why we created a unique dementia program in Flourish℠ – to personalize care exactly to your loved one’s needs.
How can I decide between assisted living and memory care?
Assisted Living and Memory Care senior living communities provide many of the same services, including housing; meals; and help with bathing, grooming and toileting. However, Memory Care communities or neighborhoods specialize in caring for seniors with all stages of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. In Memory Care communities, environmental security is a key design feature.
To prevent wandering, many communities are equipped with locked entrances and exits, as well as keypad entries, obscured exits, and doorbells signaling entering and exiting. To avoid injuries from falls, dementia care communities feature designs that minimize confusion. In addition, they offer calming therapies in soothing spaces. This can help reduce agitation and confusion that can lead to aggression or self-injury.
The staff members in dementia care communities are also specially trained in care planning for those living with memory loss. The staff understands how to effectively prevent and manage difficult dementia behaviors. They also understand the balance of encouraging residents to stay as independent as possible while providing the support they need. Many communities, including Charter, have a higher staff-to-resident ratio than Assisted Living, which allows for more one-on-one attention throughout the day.
What is the cost of memory care?
The higher level of care and supervision in an Alzheimer’s residential care home comes at a price. On average, Assisted Living costs $4,000 a month, and Memory Care adds another $1,000 to $4,000 a month. Costs vary state to state and are impacted by the level of care provided.
Our monthly rates start at $5,395.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN ALL-INCLUSIVE MEMORY CARE?
Does Medicare cover memory care?
Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans generally will not pay for room and board or personal care in a Memory Care community. Memory Care will, however, pay for the medical care the facility provides. Veterans benefits typically help cover the cost for eligible Veterans and surviving spouses who are over age 65.
Is dementia care right for my loved one?
When considering moving your loved one to a senior living community that specializes in dementia care and Alzheimer’s disease, there is much to consider.
- Are they in the early stage of the disease, or do they need the long-term care provided in nursing homes?
- Will they have the support they need?
- Will they be safe, happy and content?
How do you get respite care for dementia patients?
If you are temporarily unable to care for your loved one with memory loss, we offer Short-Term Stays as a reliable solution. Reach out to our team today to apply for your loved one’s Short-Term Stay in Memory Care.
Does medicare cover Respite Care for dementia?
If outside services (such as rehabilitation) are needed during a resident’s Short-Term Stay in Memory Care, Medicare coverage would be available to qualifying patients.