Overview of Alzheimer’s Care
Alzheimer Facilities in Iowa are also known as memory care or dementia facilities and the state has more than 700 facilities to accommodate your loved one. These memory care facilities are specifically designed to treat and provide special care to seniors who are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimers Care facilities can differ in size. One type of facility is a large community with more than 50 residents. These large facilities can also have secured memory wings to help those seniors that have tendencies to wander.
The other type of facility is a small, residential care home (or Board and Care) with an average of 6 to 10 senior residents. These facilities provide care to their residents in a home-like environment. It is important to note that if you have a loved one that wanders, these care homes typically do not have a secured memory wing, although some may have security systems installed.
When you tour any type of care facility, it is always recommended to check with the staff on their safety procedures for peace of mind. Read More