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5 Features of Alzheimer’s Care Facilities Accepting Medicaid

When you and your loved one who has dementia or Alzheimer’s are considering which assisted living community is best for their needs, look no further than BridgeWater Assisted Living. Our upscale, stylish, and comfortable communities are designed to be affordable for seniors, and we are Medicaid-certified for Alzheimer’s care through the Arizona Long-Term Care System (ALTCS).

When you live in one of BridgeWater’s memory care communities, you’ll find all the requirements of Alzheimer’s care facilities accepting Medicaid and so much more.

1. Resident-Oriented Care

Our care team members take a proactive approach with residents living with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Staff members and personnel working with and near our residents are compassionate individuals. They also receive special training in the Equilibrium activities program, which provides them with extra tools to help residents experiencing cognitive decline. Equilibrium is our exclusive science-based program constructed specifically to provide support for our residents. Between art, music, mindfulness, and cognitive therapies, your brain, body, and spirit will stay active and sharp.

2. Measurable Positive Outcomes

Having dementia doesn’t mean you can’t have a high quality of life. And if your cognitive decline has been greater than you initially suspected, there are many benefits to living in a community designed for someone with Alzheimer’s. First, you can expect decreased anxiety, restlessness, and depression. Folks with Alzheimer’s may often find themselves wandering, confused about time or place, but there is less of that here. You may also expect improved memory and greater sensory awareness and motor function, thanks to programs and activities intended to keep your brain engaged.

3. Financial Aid Is Available

Not only do we accept Medicaid, but if you are not on Medicaid and move in and spend down your savings, you would then qualify for the ALTCS. Veterans’ spouses and widowed spouses are also eligible to receive pensions to pay for assisted living. And if you’re on a fixed income, you’ll be happy to note that our communities are designed to fulfill the needs of older adults whose savings aren’t going as far as they’d expected. Contact our community benefits advocate at 602-603-7482 to see what benefits you qualify for.

4. Make Yourself at Home

Experiencing cognitive decline can be scary and confusing, especially if you’re moving out of a home you’ve lived in for a long time. We understand that having your familiar, favorite furnishings and treasures around you is particularly helpful, and we encourage making your memory care apartment as homey as possible. Reflecting your personal style and showing off your treasures and photos is a big part of maintaining your quality of life. After all, the best way to know where you’re going is to know where you’ve been.

5. Food for Thought

There’s nothing better than a meal with friends and family. You’ll enjoy delicious and nutritious food every day in the community dining room, three meals a day, seven days a week. But what if there’s a special recipe or meal that you’ve been craving or which you know will bring back many fond memories? Our Culinary Council would love to hear your suggestions and feedback. It’s the “spice” of life, and we always enjoy learning new recipes, especially family favorites.