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Memory Care Facilities in Downey

There are 12 Memory Care Facilities Facilities in Downey, CA.

Downey, CA Memory Care Facilities

 

OVERVIEW

12 Memory Care facilities are located in the city of Downey, California or nearby and can accommodate the needs of your Loved One suffering from Alzheimer’s. In Downey, depending on its residents’ care needs, Memory Care facilities provide special care and security to residents with memory loss, daily nutritional meals, bathing, grooming, dressing, medication management] and more.

Also, these 12 senior housing facilities can provide their residents suffering from Dementia with a locked, secure facility, family dining rooms, activity rooms, wellness programs, beauty salons, furnished rooms, outings, religious activities and more.

 

When Do Seniors in Downey Need It?

Seniors typically need this type of long term, dementia care in California when it is unsafe to live by themselves at home, they have a tendency to wander out of their home, or they need assistance with their ADLs (Activities of Daily Living).

Residents in these types of care facilities in Downey are diagnosed with Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease. However, depending on the care facility, there can also be independent or assisted living residents living in the home or community.

 

Types of Facilities in Downey

The size of a memory care facility in Downey can vary from a small, residential “Board and Care” home to a large, resort-hotel style community.

 

A. Small Memory Care Facilities

Description and Size

Small Board and Care Homes in Downey can accommodate residents suffering from memory loss and are diagnosed with Dementia (Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, etc.). These facilities are regular residential homes in your neighborhood that have been converted to care for 6 to 10 senior residents. These care homes are licensed by California’s Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division and permitted by the City of Downey.

 

Types of Residents

Memory Care Residents in these board and care homes prefer a “home-like” intimate setting that they are used to at home. While there are many small residential care homes in Downey that provide activities, pet and music therapy, fitness programs and more, these residents prefer to be with a smaller group of seniors. If your Love One has a tendency to wander, first check with the facility owner or administrator to review their resident safety protocol and procedure. Since safety is their number one priority, you may want to compare with other care homes in Downey or also consider a large community with a secured Memory Wing.

 

Caregiver to Resident Ratio

With the smaller facility size and lower number of Dementia Care residents, the Caregiver-to-Resident Ratio in a Downey Board and Care is 1 Caregiver for every 2 to 3 residents.

 

B. Large Memory Care Communities

Description and Size

Large Memory Care Communities in Downey will look like a large resort or hotel with 50 to 200 residents. These care facilities will usually be located in commercially zoned areas and are also regulated by California’s Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division. These large memory care facilities can also have a secure Memory Wing that can keep residents suffering from Alzheimer’s safe from wandering.

Some nationally recognized Memory Care Communities that may be in Downey or nearby are familiar names like Silverado Senior Living, Sunrise Senior Living, Brookdale Senior Living, Emeritus Senior Living, Atria Senior Living, Belmont Village, Senior Lifestyle, Holiday Retirement, and Five Star Senior Living to name a few.

 

Types of Residents

Alzheimer’s residents in a Downey Memory Care Community will typically prefer a large community due to the daily schedule of activities, higher levels of socialization with other residents, chef prepared meals, music and pet therapy, music and art classes, fitness classes and regular outings.

 

Caregiver to Resident Ratio

Due to the large size of the facility and higher number of residents, the typical Caregiver-to-Resident Ratio in California can go from 1 Caregiver for every 6 to 12 residents.

 

Alzheimer’s Care Costs in Downey

The average cost of Memory Care in Downey is $$ per month (source: Genworth Financial). Whether your loved one prefers a small residential care home or a large Alzheimer’s care community, the lowest Dementia Care starts at is $$ and can go as high as $$ depending on the care needs. To find out what factors play a part of the monthly cost, Click Here.

 

Paying for Care

Paying for Memory Care in Downey can be done through a variety of ways. Most residents and families pay for memory care out of pocket or also called “Private Pay.” Other methods of paying for Alzheimer’s Care is through Long Term Care Insurance, Veteran’s Aid and family members.

Unfortunately, Medicare or Medicaid does not cover the costs of Memory Care. For more details and options on how you can pay for Dementia Care, Click Here.

 

California Licensing

The 12 Memory Care Facilities in Downey are licensed, inspected and regulated by the California’s Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division. Their responsibilities are to have the administrators currently licensed, inspect the Alzheimer’s Care facility before it opens, ensure the facility is operating up to standards and the residents are receiving good memory care.

We encourage you to browse through our Memory Care Listings in Downey to help you narrow down your options and save time. For more free information regarding Memory Care options and pricing in Downey, please contact 877.523.6523 and a Memory Care representative will be more than happy to help you.

 

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