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Memory care in New Jersey, 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 meet resident’s needs ensuring their safety.
There are five major cities throughout NJ that have memory care facilities. The median monthly cost of each city from highest to lowest is.
Location Monthly Minimum Monthly Maximum Cherry Hill $4,165 $6,975 Montclair $3,500 $7,830 Paramus $4,000 $7,200
*Average monthly cost for single occupancy rooms in a memory care community
The beaches are well known and also have various associated attractions including boardwalks, piers, shopping, and more. Cape May, Ocean City, and Wildwood are well-known beaches. There are also parks, casinos, and museums throughout the state. Some of the most popular are the Hoboken Waterfront Walkway, the Silverball Pinball Museum, and Borgata Casino in Atlantic City.
The climate in New Jersey, like the rest of the Mid-Atlantic, supports four seasons. The summers are warm and humid and the winters are fairly cold. Because of how close it is to the Atlantic Ocean, the climate in New Jersey is moderated and moisture is always available for coming storms. The summer high temperatures average 85 degrees and the winter lows average 22 degrees. There is significant precipitation throughout the year with thunderstorms being quite common especially in the coastal regions. On average, New Jersey have over 113 days of measurable precipitation, 46 inches of rain and 23 inches of snowfall.
The stereotypical New Jersey resident is similar to one in New York with a strong Mid-Atlantic accent and mannerisms that can sometimes come across as rude. The culture reflects that. Residents are known for the pride they have for New Jersey and the area that they grew up.
In NJ, Alzheimer’s or dementia units are required to have written policies and procedures if they advertise as having an Alzheimer’s unit. They must also have established criteria for admission, a list of activities for residents, and safety policies and procedures in place. Staff must also go through a mandatory training program.
New Jersey is ranked 19th in overall safety according to 2016’s the Safest States to Live In.
Crime in New Jersey can be seen by laying out the number of occurrences of specific crimes per 100,000 residents. Below are a few of the safest cities in New Jersey.
Location Violent Crimes Per 1,000 Residents Property Crimes Per 1,000 Residents Westwood .45 3.86 Chatham .33 7.09 Bergenfield .4 4.34
Medicare, private long-term insurance, and out of pocket payment are the typical methods to pay for dementia care in New Jersey. The Medicaid Global Options for Long-Term Care covers assisted living services. The average cost of memory care in New Jersey is $6,067.
Patients have the right in NJ 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 and your privacy respected. Someone may be designated by the patient of an Alzheimer’s care community to be involved and informed and make health care decisions for them if they do not have the capacity to do so themselves. They may also receive information if it is deemed to be detrimental to your health.
In New Jersey, patients are able to access a copy of their medical records through a verbal or written request. An authorized representative may request them as well. A legible photocopy at a reasonable cost should be provided within two working days.