These organizations provide residential living specifically for those with memory loss or dementia and who are not able to or do not wish to live at home. Residential memory care provides a safe, supervised setting where residents are supported with independent activities of daily living (IADLs). Individuals who need more support for activities of daily living and hands-on nursing care may be able to live in assisted living memory units depending on the level of service available. Alternatively, they may require more hands-on support that is provided in dedicated nursing home memory care units. Residential care for persons with dementia is paid out of personal funds or through long-term care insurance. For some individuals, Medicaid may cover the cost of long-term care in specific institutions.
DC Health, Cancer and Chronic Disease Prevention Bureau, Public Health Analyst