Exceptional Memory Care and Dementia Care in Norfolk.
More joy in each moment.
The Heritage at Fountain Point offers exceptional and dedicated Memory Care for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Our Memory Care community in Norfolk, Nebraska, is both stimulating and supportive, with private suites and secure, comfortable common areas to help residents feel at home.
Portraits ®, our Memory Care program is like no other. It builds upon the philosophies of Dr. Maria Montessori by offering multisensory activities that alleviate the frustrations and challenges of coping with Alzheimer’s and dementia. This approach is individualized to help each resident:
• Remain as independent as possible
• Engage with activities and people
• Have a meaningful place in their community
• Improve their self-esteem and find joy in daily life
• Have opportunities to contribute to their environment
At The Heritage at Fountain Point, we create a personalized care plan for each resident in our Memory Care community. The care plan explains what level of care your loved one requires and the specific actions and approaches our care staff will take on a daily basis to enhance and improve your loved one’s quality of life.
Amenities that truly enhance your loved one’s quality of life.
- Private and companion suite floor plans
- Natural, light-filled spaces
- Walk-in closets
- Secure and easy access to safe outdoor spaces
- Cable television
- Wireless high-speed internet available
- Individually controlled heating and air conditioning
“I feel so much better about the care Mom’s getting. I truly feel like she’s in a great community.”
When do you know it's time to consider Memory Care for a loved one?
Physicians and Memory Care experts will often detail key warning signs to look for that are clear indicators it is time to consider residential Memory Care. Some include:
• Physical changes including loss of appetite and weight loss
• Less interest and attention paid to grooming and dressing
• Decline in frequency of making eye contact and giving direct attention
• Trouble with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), including bathing, dressing and using the bathroom
• Significant memory loss that interrupts normal living, such as misplacing possessions, getting lost inside familiar places, and the inability to drive.
• Fear, frustration and confusion are much more common than before
• Inability to remember to take medications and trouble taking them
Does Medicare cover Dementia Care?
If your loved one is a Medicare beneficiary, Medicare will pay for some, but not all, Memory Care or Dementia Care costs.
Medicare covers inpatient hospital care and some doctors’ fees and other medical items for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia who are 65 or older. Medicare Part D also covers many prescription drugs.
For more information, go to https://www.medicare.gov/ or contact a Medicare specialist in your local area.
How can I help someone with Dementia?
According to the Alzheimer’s Association®, there are several things you can do to support your loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
• Participate with them in exercise and physical activity
• Reminisce about their life with them
• Engage them in their favorite activities
• Cook and bake together
• Enjoy pets or participate in animal therapy
• Go out and about to familiar places
• Explore nature
• Read their favorite book
How does one pay for Memory Care?
It is widely recommended that caregivers and family members consult with Senior Living specialists, Elder Care attorneys, and Financial Planners who specialize in retirement planning when researching ways to pay for Memory Care.
Here are the most common ways that people in the United States pay for Memory Care today:
• Retirement savings
• From the assets of a sale of a primary residence
• Veterans benefits
• Long-term care insurance
• Social security
• Bridge loans
• Life insurance policies
• Non-profit organizations have missions based on supporting and paying for senior care