As the baby boomer population increases, so too will the number of people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The current need for quality and true specialized memory care in assisted living is great and is sure to intensify in the future.
While many facilities claim to provide special dementia care, that is often not the case. Unfortunately, a number of assisted living providers see this growing demographic as an opportunity to increase market share and revenue by providing a “special” unit at a much higher cost to their residents. Senior Housing News addressed this issue in a recent article by Alyssa Gerace.
Providing a dementia program takes great thought and planning, and a true dedication to caring for the unique needs of this population.