How To Find Dementia Care in Houston and Five Questions To Ask About Memory Care

Houston is a big city, and finding the care a loved one needs can feel overwhelming. Acting as a caretaker for someone with a form of dementia like Alzheimer’s is a time-consuming, stressful, and emotional experience. Finding relief shouldn’t be.

Proveer at Northgate would like to give you some time-saving tactics in your search to get mom or dad the care they need. Learn what questions to ask a memory care community so you can enjoy peace of mind. To save you even more time, we’ll answer many of those questions for you right now.

Do I need to tour a memory care community?

Touring a memory care community is your chance to ask tough questions and interview them.

It may feel like a reversal of roles when a parent develops Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. You’d like to return the favor of giving them the best life possible with the gift of memory care. Houston families enjoy the peace of mind Proveer at Northgate provides because they toured the community and asked the right questions.

What questions should you ask a memory care community?

1. Who’s taking care of my mom or dad?

Since your loved one will be living in the community, you’ll likely want to know who’s going to be caring for them.

Ask the community:

  • What type of training has the staff completed?
  • What experience do care partners have with neurocognitive disorder treatments?
  • Are medical professionals available ‘round-the-clock?
  • What is the staff-to-resident ratio?

The Leadership Team at Proveer at Northgate includes senior care nurses, memory care professionals, and decades of operations experience. They oversee a team of specially trained care partners who will assist your loved one in day-to-day activities.

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2. Does the memory care community offer signature programming?

If a senior living community offers memory care services, they should have a signature brand or philosophy regarding this type of specialized care.

Ask the community:

  • Do you offer personalized experiences?
  • How will my loved one stay engaged?
  • Do you celebrate meaningful moments in residents’ lives?
  • What activities do you have to promote brain health?
  • Do you prepare meals with mind-healthy ingredients?
  • What therapeutic approaches do you use to care for residents?

Families who choose Proveer at Northgate for their loved ones in Houston benefit from Cherish. The foundation of Cherish is our promise to your family:

  • To act kindly.
  • To seek knowledge.
  • To be compassionate.
  • To see strengths.

By offering activities and care that are personalized, engaging, meaningful, and innovative, your loved one will experience relief and find purpose in their life to the best of their ability.

Some of our signature activities include:

3. What level of care is available at memory care communities in Houston?

People often equate memory care with placing someone in a nursing home or skilled nursing facility. Those places can provide dementia relief, but unless your loved one has a chronic condition that requires professional medical attention, you can save thousands of dollars per month with memory care.

Ask the community:

  • What do you do in the case of an emergency?
  • Do you notify the family of any medical changes?
  • Do you allow third-party care services?
  • Do you offer rehabilitation programs?
  • What level of care can my loved one expect from your memory care?

Houston is full of nursing home facilities and assisted living services, but finding a dedicated memory care home is rare. Proveer at Northgate is here to provide dementia care in addition to:

  • Individualized service plans
  • Personal care
  • Activities of daily living assistance
  • Medication management

4. What will my loved one do all day?

Part of caring for people living with dementia is making them feel successful and building their confidence to reduce anxiety. Keeping activities failure-free is essential to that process.

Ask the community:

  • What activities do your residents enjoy?
  • Do residents get to go outside?
  • Do you offer alternative activities?

Proveer at Northgate is an active community. We try to keep minds and bodies moving with brain-challenging games, physical activities, creative pursuits, and parties. Explore the activity calendar for a sample of what your mom or dad can enjoy on a daily basis.

5. Is the cost of memory care all-inclusive?

The monthly cost of memory care can be a shock. Know where your money is going and what the price includes. Also, ask about ways to reduce the cost of memory care.

Ask the community:

  • Does the cost include healthy meals and snacks?
  • Is maintenance available if something in the apartment breaks?
  • Does the rent include housekeeping and laundry?
  • Is transportation provided for appointments and outings?
  • Do you accept veteran’s benefits?
  • Do you take long-term care insurance?

If you’re searching for memory care in Houston, Proveer at Northgate offers cost-effective rates and accepts long-term-care insurance and veterans aid benefits. Private and companion apartments are available to help lower the cost as well.

Proveer at Northgate is also proud to offer residents a farm-to-table dining experience and access to our partner programs: Silver Sneakers and Heart to Heart Hospice, should your loved one need it in the future.

 

Proveer at Northgate Memory Care for Houston Families

If you’re looking for relief for your loved one living with a form of dementia, contact Proveer at Northgate to arrange a tour. Bring your list of questions, and get the answers that will provide your family with peace of mind with memory care.

Houston residents can find us near the Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center.

Want to learn more about memory care?

Tell us about your loved one’s needs and we’ll provide you with valuable information tailored to you and your family.

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