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Alzheimer’s care units in Indiana, which can also go by the terms dementia care, memory care, or special care units, are facilities that are specifically designed to meet the needs of individuals with forms of dementia. They typically include specially trained staff that constantly monitors residents to prevent wandering and ensure safety.
Location Monthly Minimum Monthly Maximum Indianapolis $1,900 $6,750 Carmel $2,800 $7,660 Muncie $3,870 $4,650
*Average monthly cost for single occupancy room in a memory care community
Sports are a large part of the attractions in Indiana, so there are various opportunities to experience sporting events including baseball, basketball, and NASCAR. Aside from sporting events, there are also museums, parks, casinos, and wineries available for enjoyment. Some include the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Turkey Run State Park, Horseshoe Hammond Casino, and Oliver Winery. Indiana has a very strong basketball culture, making it more than just a sport to the fans. Fans are often die-hard and dedicate a lot of time and sometimes money into the sport. Players are sometimes idolized and games are huge events. The Indiana University basketball team has been successful throughout history and attracts a lot of attention.
While English is the language most typically spoken throughout Indiana, there are two distinct accents. The northern part of the state has a typical Midwest accent while the south has more of a typical southern accent.
The climate in Indiana varies between the northern and southern regions of the state, but it is considered to fall in the hot-summer, humid, continental climate category. There are four seasons, high levels of humidity, and precipitation. The high temperatures are generally around 33 degrees during the winter with significant snowfall in the north. The summer averages high temperatures around 86 degrees, but heat waves are common and the humidity can make the environment feel even hotter than it is. Spring and fall have temperatures somewhere in between the summer and winter, but they are considerably variable. Indiana averages 41 inches of rain and 25 inches of snow annually. In the spring, March- June, storms are produced that sometimes result in tornados.
In Indiana, Alzheimer’s care facilities must be able to lock, secure, and separate those with dementia, along with providing special programs and units to sufficiently ensure their safety. Staff that have contact with residents are required to undergo a minimum of six hours of dementia-specific additional training every six months and then partake in three additional hours every year of continuing education.
Indiana is ranked 27th in overall safety according to 2016’s Safest States to Live In.
Location Violent Crimes Per 1,000 Residents Property Crimes Per 1,000 Residents Fishers .21 9.46 Carmel .14 9.45 Zionsville .23 5.91
Medicare, private long-term insurance, and out of pocket payment are the typical methods to pay for dementia care in Indiana. Services are available for assisted living under Indiana’s Aged and Disabled and Traumatic Brain Injury waivers.
Patients have the right in Indiana to be informed about their health status and be involved in the plan for care and treatment. The patient’s privacy should be respected to the highest extent possible. Refusal of treatment is permitted and the patient must be informed about the consequences of the decision. The patient of an Alzheimer’s care community has the right to designate someone to make health care decisions for them if they do not have the capacity to do so themselves.
In Indiana, medical records should be kept confidential, but may be released for transfer to another health care institution, law, third party payment contract, resident, or legal representative. Health care facilities do have the right to withhold records from those they believe the information may be detrimental to.