What Are My Options for Cost-Effective Dementia Care in Virginia?

An estimated 11 million people take care of the six million older adults with some form of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, frontotemporal dementia or other forms of dementia. Those 11 million are not paid caretakers – they are friends and family who graciously step up to provide some sense of relief to their loved ones. But at what cost?

Dementia or Alzheimer’s care may seem like an expensive and unattainable step, but compared to all other options, choosing the comfort of Shenandoah Senior Living can be a surprisingly cost-effective solution.

What are the costs of living with Alzheimer’s and dementia?

  • Americans spend $277 billion per year on care and treatment for those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Alzheimer’s and dementia medication costs anywhere from $177 to $400 a month
  • In-home caregivers can cost upward of $60,000 a year
  • Home modifications and transportation to medical treatment can also add up fast

If you are taking care of a loved one yourself, think about the amount of time that goes into travel to appointments and preparing meals. Many of the effects of Alzheimer’s and dementia are not typically covered by Medicare resulting in paying a lot of out-of-pocket expenses. As research has shown, this condition is a degenerative disease that will require more care as time goes on.

Can my loved one stay at home with a caregiver or attend a day center?

First you must ensure the house is safe enough for someone in their condition to inhabit. At-home caregivers often do not provide a 24/7 monitor of care to administer medical treatment or prevent wandering off. People living with Alzheimer’s and dementia thrive with social interaction and structured activities, which one person might not be able to provide. Day centers are a great option for socialization, but as their condition worsens, these programs may not be able to provide adequate care.

What is the cost of dementia care in Virginia?

Costs for dementia care in Virginia are higher than the national average, especially in Harrisonburg where the average monthly price reaches $7400. In Front Royal, VA, only about an hour away from Harrisonburg or Washington D.C. is Shenandoah Senior Living. Our all-inclusive pricing offers memory care services and amenities that are a thorough and cost-efficient solution.

What’s included in the cost of memory care at Shenandoah Senior Living?

Services/AmenitiesExamples
Activities
  • Exercise and safe outdoor excursions
  • Gardening
  • Exploring art and crafting for local charities
  • Constant social engagement
Community
  • We offer the only companion suite in Front Royal for seniors requiring memory care in addition to private rooms
  • Large courtyard and secure garden
  • Covered sun porches with extraordinary views of the Shenandoah mountains
Care
  • 24/7 monitored care by a licensed registered nurse, certified medication aides, and certified nursing assistants
  • Signature Cherish program
  • Daily living assistance including bathing and dressing
  • Housekeeping, maintenance and transportation
  • Three daily meals prepared with brain healthy ingredients

Why is memory care at Shenandoah a cost-effective option?

By providing a more comprehensive level of care, families can enjoy peace of mind knowing their loved one will benefit from long-term care at a fixed rate, lower than the average of the area.

As the newest memory care community to Front Royal, we are proud to offer the area our signature Cherish program. Utilizing the latest data, technology, training and therapies makes for a higher level of resident care. The Cherish dimensions of wellness are:

  • Stay moving
  • Pursue knowledge
  • Explore art
  • Give back
  • Build relationships
  • Be enriched

Socialization is a key factor in caring for people with cognitive difficulties. Our safe and beautiful open environment offers those in memory care opportunities to interact with other residents as much as they wish.

Shenandoah Senior Living | Senior woman pointing to photograph with caregiver
We employ a team of familiar faces including licenced nurses and trained associates who are available at all times. Meals and snacks are provided using brain-healthy ingredients.

Together, all of these aspects provide everything you need under one roof.

Where do I find out more about cost-effective memory care?

Shenandoah offers exclusive tours and is here to answer any questions or alleviate any concerns you may have. Click here or call (540) 635-7923 to discover how we can benefit your loved one.

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