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Memory Care

More joy in each moment.

The Heritage at Fox Run offers a secure environment tailored to those with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. 

Are you searching for dementia care in or around Council Bluffs, Iowa? Our Memory Care community is sure to exceed your expectations. We are a leader in the care of seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. 

Memory care facilities are not all alike. Heritage Communities offers a history of dedication to senior living throughout Iowa, Nebraska, Arizona, and Texas. At The Heritage at Fox Run, you’ll find stimulating and supportive programming for seniors with memory disorders. 

Portraits ®, our exclusive Memory Care program, features multisensory activities based on the philosophies of Dr. Maria Montessori. This approach is individualized to help each resident:

  • Remain as independent as possible
  • Maintain or improve physical health
  • Derive comfort from enjoyable routines
  • Engage with activities and people
  • Enjoy a meaningful role in the community
  • Improve their self-esteem
  • Choose opportunities to contribute to their environment

Each person in our community has an individualized Memory Care plan, which helps them experience more successful moments throughout each day.

Residence Choices & Amenities:

Memory Care residents at The Heritage at Fox Run have a choice of private or semiprivate suites that are easily accessible to secure and comfortable common areas. Our carefully designed private and community spaces go a long way toward helping our residents feel at home.

Our Memory Care residences are thoughtfully designed to allow for ease of movement with one’s own space. They are also designed to directly access  common spaces in our Memory Care community, which fosters a sense of warmth and community among residents and caregivers.

Each resident will enjoy the following amenities:

  • Kitchenette, including microwave and full-sized freezer/refrigerator
  • Cable television
  • Wireless high-speed internet
  • Utilities (gas, electric, water)
  • Individually controlled heat and air conditioning units
  • Window treatments

“I feel so much better about the care Mom’s getting now that she’s at The Heritage at Fox Run. I truly feel like she’s in a great Memory Care community.”

Memory Care services include:

  • Certified and attentive nursing and support staff on site 24/7
  • Care staff is continually trained in accordance with the guidelines of the Alzheimer’s Association®
  • Personalized daily care includes medication management, bathing, dressing, grooming, ongoing orientation and guidance
  • Optimum staff-to-resident ratio
  • Engaging multisensory activities, including Art Therapy, Pet Therapy, and Music Therapy
  • Coordinated social and enrichment activities
  • Three meals a day and healthy, personalized snacks on demand
  • Housekeeping and laundry daily or as needed
  • Transportation to medical appointments 
  • Weekly whirlpool bath as desired
  • Cognitive and physical therapy
  • Health and wellness programs that accent our care services
  • Secured building access and communication system for prompt assistance

      FAQ

      What Is Memory Care?

      Memory Care communities provide a secure, physically safe, and emotionally and socially supportive environment to residents with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

      It can be free-standing, offered alongside an Assisted Living community, or as a level of living inside a CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community). 

      Memory Care offers very low resident-to-caregiver ratios. The mental, physical, and social well-being of each resident is of paramount importance in Memory Care communities.

      How Does One Pay for Memory Care?

      According to the Alzheimer’s Association®, the following six resources are the most common sources from which Americans pay for Memory Care services, whether in one’s home or at a Memory Care facility.

      Insurance:

      For most Americans ages 65 or older, Medicare is the primary source of health care coverage. However, private insurance, a group employee plan or retiree health coverage also may provide essential coverage.

      Long-term care insurance is another option. Unlike traditional health insurance, long-term care insurance is designed to cover long-term services and supports, including personal care in a variety of settings. 

      Employee Benefits:

      If a person with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia continues to work during the early stages of the disease, benefits may include paid sick leave, short-term disability benefits, and a flexible spending account.

      To determine what employee benefits may help pay for Memory Care services, be sure to review the employer’s benefits handbook and ask the employer’s benefits specialist what benefits may be available.

      Personal Assets:

      Personal assets that belong to a person with dementia or their family member may be a source of payment for Memory Care. Personal assets can include private savings, 401(k) accounts, stocks, bonds, proceeds from the sale of one’s primary residence, inheritance assets, fine jewelry, fine art, collections, and real estate.

      Retirement Benefits:

      Benefits from retirement plans can provide critical financial resources, even if the person with dementia hasn’t reached retirement age. Retirement plans include:

      • Individual retirement accounts (IRAs)
      • Annuities

      Pension plans typically pay benefits before retirement age to a worker defined as disabled under the plan’s guidelines. Social Security benefits are also available before retirement age if Social Security disability requirements are met.

      Government Assistance:

      Medicare covers some aspects of dementia care. Examples include inpatient stays at a skilled nursing facility, home health care, and medically necessary diagnostic tests.

      Additionally, people with dementia may be eligible for specific Medicare plans that are tailored to their specific needs. These include things like special needs plans and chronic care management services.

      While many people with dementia need some sort of long-term care, Medicare typically doesn’t cover this. Other programs, such as Medicaid, can help to cover the costs of long-term care.

      It is wise to consult a Medicare/Medicaid specialist in your state to explore all your available options. 

      Community Support Services:

       Many community organizations provide low-cost or even free services, including respite care, support groups, transportation and home-delivered meals. 

      With the expansion of senior care services over the past several decades, many families today will consider informal care arrangements using family, friends, neighbors, churches, synagogues, and volunteer groups.

      To learn more, contact your local Alzheimer’s Association® chapter or the Community Resource Finder.

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