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Alzheimer’s care in Connecticut, which can also go by the terms dementia care, memory care, or Alzheimer special care units, are facilities that are specifically designed to meet the needs of individuals with forms of dementia. They typically include specially trained staff and other systems that constantly monitor residents to ensure their safety.
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Connecticut has beautiful beaches along the coast that are very popular during the summer such as Misquamicut Beach and State Park. Aside from beaches, there is an abundance of other attractions situated by the ocean including bridges and ports. Museums like the Mark Twain House & Museum, universities such as Yale, and casinos like Foxwoods Resort Casino are additional appeals throughout CT.
The climate in CT mainly consists of a warm season from April to October and then a bitter cold season from November to March. During the summer, average high temperatures typically reach 83 degrees and during the winter, the low temperatures average 18 degrees. There is also significant precipitation that occurs during the winter months resulting in 47 inches of rain and 31 inches of snow annually. Connecticut’s culture is propelled by state pride of Yale University, an Ivy League University. The entire culture is relatively fast paced and competitive, which can also be seen in the driving methods of New England residents.
Memory care homes in Connecticut are subject to a list of rules, regulations, and laws. These regulations include strict health codes, regular facility inspections, and extensive background checks for employees. These regulations ensure that your senior is taken care of with dignity and respect.
Connecticut is ranked 7th in overall safety according to 2015’s Safest States to Live In. Connecticut is a very safe place to live in, and below are a few of the safest cities.
Location Violent Crimes Per 1,000 Residents Property Crimes Per 1,000 Residents Easton 0 3.93 Weston .19 3.8 Wilston .05 3.26
Medicare, private long-term insurance, and out of pocket are the typically the method used to pay for dementia care in Connecticut. For low-income residents, Medicaid provides a home, and community-based waiver service. Although memory care usually isn't covered by insurance plans, it's important to look at all possible options. The average monthly cost is of dementia care in Connecticut is $6,984 per month.
In CT, patients have the right to be informed about their health plans in a manner that they can understand. If patients do not have the capacity to understand the information, they are entitled to seek services for assistance. They also have the right to participate in decisions regarding care.
Upon request, a patient's medical records should be provided and copies can be obtained through written request. The records can also be requested by the patient’s attorney or authorized representative. A request may be denied and information withheld if is deemed to be potentially damaging to physical or mental health. In CT, Alzheimer’s special care units are required to provide annual written disclosures outlining various aspects of the program. Memory Care staff must receive Alzheimer’s and dementia training each year including at least eight hours of dementia-specific training within the first six months, at least eight hours every year, and at least two hours of training every year outlining pain recognition and pain management techniques.