MEMORY CARE AT CHARTER SENIOR LIVING OF HERMITAGE IN TENNESSEE
Flourish℠ Memory Care Programming
Our senior living Memory Care community near Nashville, TN, offers a supportive and secure environment for those living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
We are the only community in Davidson County to offer the research-based Flourish℠ Memory Care programming. This personalized approach to memory support and senior Alzheimer’s care services provides those living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other types of cognitive impairment the opportunity to grow and flourish.
The Expertise of the Flourish℠ Program
VELOCITY — A consistent offering of traditional activities that appeal to the seven core areas of programming. Velocity is our daily activities programming that sets the speed and direction for our residents’ days.
OSHIBORI EXPERIENCE — A daily routine activity that provides a consistent reminder for mealtimes while providing aromatherapy.
GRAB-AND-GO NEIGHBORHOOD ACTIVITIES — Impromptu small-group activities specialized to individual needs.
S.T.A.R. — Specific Therapeutic Assisted Recreation is a family-oriented program that allows our families to bring in personal reminiscent-type items to share with their family members.
REST AND RESTORATION — An intervention program led by care staff that provides stimulation and redirection with four sensory components including audio, video, engagement, and comfort interventions.
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The Active Lifestyle
Services and Amenities:
- 24/7 support and personal care by a highly experienced, caring team
- Purposeful neighborhood design features the latest technology, safety and services
- Private suites and bathrooms view floor plans
- Beautifully landscaped, secure courtyard and walking path
- Multiple activity spaces and lounges for programming and socializing with friends, family and staff
- Sensory rooms for calming serenity
- Flourish℠ Memory Care programming
- Family support groups
- Support with activities of daily living, including selecting a shirt to wear, assisting them in doing their hair and creating craft projects
Frequently Asked Questions
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 $3,950.
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 memory loss. 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 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.
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. They 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?