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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
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Here are some of the most frequently asked questions from those interested in our memory care neighborhood. Read on to find out more about Farmington Presbyterian Manor. If there’s a question we haven’t answered here, contact us today.

  • How do I know my loved one needs Memory Care?

    Diseases such as Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia are progressive—meaning they grow more pronounced over time. In the earliest stages, it may be difficult to recognize the difference between common forgetfulness and memory loss. We recommend seniors have regular visits with a primary care physician and discuss any concerns they have.

  • When is the right time to move my loved one into a Memory Care community?

    If your loved one has a diagnosis of Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, he or she will benefit from placement in a memory care neighborhood. Memory care neighborhoods are specifically designed to support the needs of individuals with memory loss, providing visual cues that will support your loved one in making the transition from home to a senior living community. Memory care neighborhoods also offer activities in smaller groups and individually that are designed to help a memory care resident reconnect with activities they enjoyed earlier in their lives and keep them engaged in the present through participation in those activities. If you are unsure if your loved one is ready for memory care, check out this resource from the Alzheimer's Association, Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer's Disease.

  • Why should I consider moving my loved one in during the early stages of Alzheimer’s or dementia?

    We have found that families are often surprised by how well their loved ones do once they move into our community. The social engagement and specialty care programs help seniors make the most of their daily lives. Our goal is to help our residents thrive, and we have found that joining a memory care neighborhood earlier can help provide the necessary structure and mental stimulation seniors need.

  • What are my or my loved one’s Memory Care options at Farmington Presbyterian Manor?

    We offer secure studio and private and semi-private accommodations as well as 24/7 supervision from our team members.

  • How do your fees work?

    Memory care fees are charged on a daily basis as in long-term care neighborhoods. Fees are determined by the type of accommodation. Contact us to learn more and take the next step in your journey.

  • Do you take Medicaid?

    We take Medicaid-approved residents in the memory care neighborhood in the health care center.

  • What types of security do you offer?

    We have a secure building staffed 24/7, and we also have wandering alarms for added security.

  • What do residents or their loved ones need to provide?

    Farmington Presbyterian Manor provides the bed, nightstand, and built-in chifferobe . Residents or their loved ones will need to provide TV, clothes, personal items, décor, and any additional furniture.

  • Can my loved one go on outings?

    Yes! You have the peace of mind to know that our trained team members can help you determine whether an outing is appropriate for your loved one or not on a given day.

  • What sort of activities do we provide that helps stem memory loss?

    We have a dedicated activities staff member just for our 20-bed memory care wing. This staff member conducts memory friendly activities, such as matching and recognizing familiar objects. She also strives to do as many individual activities as possible. Alzheimer’s presents in so many different ways and engaging a person with Alzheimer’s varies as well. Our staff do their best to meet each memory care resident where they are at – discovering what the resident likes to do and creating activities around those likes. Some residents love snapping green beans or shucking corn. Others like throwing balls or watering flowers in our secure, memory care garden. Having one staff member dedicated to such activities allows for this kind of personalized attention.

  • Are we able to handle psychiatric/mental disorders?

    Our memory care wing is designed for Alzheimer’s and dementia. It is not set up to allow for a broad range of psychiatric needs.

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We understand it’s difficult to decide when your loved one needs additional support due to memory loss and dementia. We are here to answer any question and comfort any fear you may have when making a care decision for your family. Contact us today to discuss more.

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