Memory Care in Fremont, Nebraska
More joy in each moment.
Are you searching for memory care in or around Fremont, Nebraska? The Heritage at Shalimar Gardens is sure to exceed your expectations.
Heritage Communities offer a history of dedication to senior living throughout Iowa, Nebraska, Arizona, and Texas. At The Heritage at Shalimar Gardens you’ll find a stimulating and supportive environment for seniors with memory disorders.
Our community is welcoming and supportive with private suites and secure comfortable common areas to help residents feel at home.
Portraits®, our exclusive memory care program, features multi-sensory 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
Based on our initial assessment process, each resident in our community is provided with an individualized Memory Care Plan. Each resident’s individual care plan helps them experience more successful moments each day and reduce common frustrations.
Residence Choices & Amenities:
Memory Care residents at The Heritage at Shalimar Gardens can choose either a private or semi-private suite, which are easily accessible to welcoming and comfortable common areas.
Our carefully designed suites and community spaces go a long way toward helping our residents feel at home.
Each suite includes the following amenities:
- Utilities (gas, electric, water)
- Cable television
- Window treatments
“I feel so much better about the care Mom’s getting. I truly feel like she’s in a great community.”
What is Memory Care?
Memory Care (MC) communities provide a secure, physically safe, and emotionally and socially supportive environment to residents with dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease. As in Assisted Living Communities, Memory Care Communities offer multiple levels of care to identify how caregivers will best address your loved one’s needs.
Memory Care communities can be free-standing, offered alongside an Assisted Living Community, or as a sub-community 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.
For most Americans aged 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 a relatively new and highly popular offering for savvy seniors. 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.
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 that belong to a person with dementia or their family member are a common sources to pay for the cost of memory care. Personal assets include – but are not limited to – private savings, 401K, stocks, bonds, proceeds from the sale of one’s primary residence, inheritance assets, fine jewelry, fine art, collections, and real estate.
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)
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.
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.