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Expert caregivers and a beautiful setting make Dodge Park Rest Home a unique smart choice for Worcester memory care.
Located on 101 Randolph Road, Worcester MA 01606, we offer all inclusive care, plus the amenities of the larger facilities. Our Alzheimer’s and dementia care is second to none. We were voted as the best long term care facility by Landmark’s newspaper readers as well as earning the caring star golden seal by Caring.com
Dodge Park Rest Home Alzheimer’s and memory Care Program is focused firmly on the individual and on providing a safe, familiar, yet stimulating environment. Dodge Park Rest Home Reminiscence programs are specially designed to provide comfort and security in a separate environment for those with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other forms of memory loss. Our team is trained to value each senior and to recognize their different preferences and needs. We know that memory loss affects every resident differently and focus on understanding each individual senior to provide memory loss care they respond to positively. Dodge Park Rest Home Memory Care was covered by the Telegram Gazette and many other local newspapers.
What is Memory Care and How Much Should it Cost?
In 2012, it has been estimated by the Alzheimer’s Association that 5.4 million people have Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Dementia is a multi-faceted disease with no real cause, and unfortunately in most cases, no cure either. The burden of caring for a loved one with dementia often falls on the shoulders of an unpaid, untrained care giver trying to do their best to provide the care needed for the patient and in some cases for themselves. Is it Dementia?
Forgetfulness is often a normal part of aging. Misplacing reading glasses, forgetting names or having a lot of “senior moments” is nothing more than an annoyance for many aging adults. However, this is not the case of everyone. If your loved one’s forgetfulness is compounded with such things as complications completing mundane tasks, problem solving, understanding spatial relationships or change in mood and behavior then it may be a more serious form of memory impairment. If you suspect that someone you love is suffering from a form of dementia, contact your primary care physician for a screening. Medication is available to help with the symptoms and may slow the progression of the disease. With the disease becoming more prevalent, many senior living settings are dedicated resources to caring for individuals with poor cognition.
From Rest Home (higher level of care than Assisted Living Facilities) to Adult Day Programs, Dodge Park Rest Home offer several options to provide safe, secure and nurturing environments for adults with memory impairments. If you are helping to care for someone with memory deficits you will find a special guide written by Dodge Park owner Mr. Micha Shalev MHA. This guide is intended to help inform you of the options that may be available for someone with dementia When is it time for long-term care?
Although many are able to care for someone suffering from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia at home, it may come to a point in the disease process that makes home care unmanageable. With the variety of home health services that are available, this may be delayed; but in some instance, placement is warranted.
Some questions to consider when deciding for long-term placement is right for your loved one include:
- Have any accidents occurred recently with appliances in home such as the stove or forgetting to turn it off properly?
- In the event of a fire, do you feel your loved one would follow appropriate emergency measures including calling 911 and leaving premises?
- Has your loved one become progressively dependent with their “Activities of Daily Living” (ADLs) recently? (eating, dressing, bathing)
- Has he or she or become easily threatened or suspicious of others, taking medications, or eating certain foods?
- Is your loved one taking medications on schedule, following correct dosages, and willing to use an organizer/reminder device if necessary?
- Has your loved one gotten lost or unable to remember personal information such as address, phone number, contacts that enable them to return home?
- Has he/she gotten lost while on a walk or running errands?
- As the caregiver, is your health at risk, are you missing a lot of work or are unable to manage other responsibilities?
- Do you have additional support to care for your loved one Is the amount of home care assistance needed likely to become so great that it is not an affordable option for your family?
Memory Care Pricing
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Learn more about memory care at Dodge Park Rest Home.
Request your FREE continuing care brochure with more information about the following:
- Levels of care offered
- Continuing care residences
- On-site activities and amenities
- Dining options