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Alzheimer’s special care units in Delaware, which can also go by the terms Dementia care, Alzheimer’s care, or memory care, are facilities that are specifically designed to meet the needs of individuals with forms of dementia. They typically include specially trained staff and other systems that constantly monitor residents to ensure their safety.
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*Average monthly cost for single occupancy rooms in a memory care community
Because of it coastal location, there are significant opportunities for beach going or associated activities including boardwalks and shopping in Delaware. There are also museums, parks, historic landmarks, and casinos to enjoy. The Rehoboth beach and boardwalk, the Tanger Outlets, and Cape Henlopen State Park and all very popular as well.
Delaware is prone to severe weather with noreasters during the spring and winter, tropical systems during the fall, and severe thunderstorms during the summer. Delaware’s culture originates from the fact that the three counties in Delaware, used to be individual entities. Residents in each of the counties, Kent, Sussex, and New Castle, have strong pride of their locale.
The Delaware law requires that communities offering specialized care for those with Alzheimer’s, or other dementia diseases, must disclose the type of care and treatment they provide that exceeds what is required by law. The staff that works with residents at an Alzheimer’s care community in Delaware must be able to meet the requirements of the residents learned through training, certification, and licensing.
Delaware is ranked 24th in safety according to 2015’s Safest States to Live In.
Location Violent Crimes Per 1,000 Residents Property Crimes Per 1,000 Residents Middletown 4.32 34.46 Newark 4.79 39.96 Elsmere 4.71 31.21
Medicare, private long-term insurance, and out of pocket are the typical methods to pay for dementia care in Delaware. Medicaid reimburses assisted living services through a home and community-based service waiver. The average cost for Memory Care in Delaware is about $5,790.
In Delaware, patients have the right to be informed in an understandable manner about diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis unless that information is deemed medically inadvisable. The patient of a memory care community has the right to appoint a personal representative, agent of health care, or POA to make decisions for them if they no longer have the cognitive ability to do so.
In the state of Delaware, medical records must be kept confidential in accordance with HIPAA. The records may not be released to the public without consent from the patient or appointed decision maker, or to anyone within or outside the memory care community that does not validate need. The records must also be provided within 30 days of the request.