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Vermont Memory Care Facilities

What is Memory Care?

Memory Care is a type of Skilled Nursing Facility that offers specialized care for people with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. Services include an elevated level of care including around-the-clock supervision and monitoring in a secure setting that focuses on individualized treatment and assistance with the resident’s physical, mental, emotional well-being.

Memory Care Facilities may also provide some social activities that work to foster a better sense of community between all the residents living in the community. These activities may include game or movie nights, parties, and special events. One thing that often is appreciated is performances by local schools or churches that will dance, sing, or put on a play for the residents at the facility. Memory Care Facilities in Vermont.

FAQs About Memory Care

What is the cost of a Memory Care Facility?

Licensed memory care facilities offer specialized long-term care for people living with dementia. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), this care is costly—averaging $6,160 monthly in early 2023.

What is the difference between a Memory Care Facility and Assisted Living?

Memory care residents are in a secure setting to prevent wandering or confusion and are provided 24-hour supervision, monitoring and skilled nursing services while assisted living is for older adults who need help with activities of daily living but are relatively independent otherwise.

Do Medicare or Medicaid pay for Residential Memory Care?

Medicare covers the first 100 days of specialized memory care if five requirements are met.

Medicaid will cover some care in memory care units, however, rules are complex and differ from state to state. Vermont’s Long-Term Care Medicaid Program is administered by the Department of Vermont Health Access (DHVA).

If the older person has long-term care insurance, the policy may include some coverage for nursing home care.