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Memory care in Nebraska, which can also go by the terms of Alzheimer’s care, dementia care, or Alzheimer’s special care units, are facilities that are specifically designed to meet the needs of individuals with forms of dementia. They include specially trained staff and appropriate accommodations to adequately monitor residents to prevent wandering and ensure safety.
Location Violent Crimes Per 1,000 Residents Property Crimes Per 1,000 Residents Omaha $3,800 $5,850 Elkhorn $3,640 $5,182 Lincoln $3,000 $5,670
*Average monthly cost for single occupancy rooms in a memory care community
The state hosts abundant museums along with parks and historical attractions. Some of the most popular recreations include the Sunken Gardens, the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, and Fort Robinson State Park. There are also outdoor recreational opportunities.
The climate in Nebraska is divided into two sections with the east being more humid, and the west being arid. There are wide temperature changes between seasons with hot summers and cold winters. Nebraska gets slightly less rain and more snow than the US on average, averaging about 26 and 28 inches annually. The average high during the summer is 89 degrees and the average low in the winter is 12 degrees. There are a significant number of sunny days during the year with an average of 223 out of 365.
Nebraska is one of the most rural states in the United States, so the culture is filled with outdoor recreation. Similar to others in the Midwest, NE residents are considered friendly and polite and don’t like confrontation.
In Nebraska, Alzheimer’s or dementia units are required to provide staff and accommodations to appropriately house residents with special needs. The community must provide service in accordance to their mission and service agreement with the resident. They must also inform the resident or family about any policies that they have. The administrator and staff that work directly with residents must undergo in-depth training about the necessary requirements of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. There must always be enough staff available to adequately meet the needs of the residents.
Nebraska is ranked 17th in overall safety according to 2016’s the Safest States to Live In.
Location Violent Crimes Per 1,000 Residents Property Crimes Per 1,000 Residents Seward .84 11.22 Falls City 0 15.66 Cozad 2.81 15.34
Medicare, private long-term insurance, and out of pocket payments are the typical methods to pay for dementia care in Nebraska. The Medicaid aged and disabled home and community-based waiver may provide services or payment to those that qualify. Eligible residents to the aged, blind, and disabled Medicaid program may also take advantage of state supplemental payments. The average monthly cost of Memory Care is about $4,885.
Patients have the right in Nebraska to be informed, in a manner they understand, their health status and be involved in decisions related to care including options, risks, benefits, outcomes, and side effects. It is also their decision to consent or refuse treatment. Your medical information should be kept confidential. Someone may be designated by the patient of an Alzheimer’s care community to be involved and informed to make health care decisions for them if they do not have the capacity to do so themselves.
In Nebraska, patients are able to access their medical records or a copy of their medical records by submitting a written request and they should be provided within 30 days of the health care provider receiving the request. Mental health information may be withheld if the information is deemed to be not in the best interest of the patient. For questions regarding insurance, please contact the US Department of Health and Human Services.