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Nevada Memory Care Facilities

Nevada, a state of 3 million residents, has a good share of seniors, as many in their retirement years pursue this state for its very mild winters and variety of entertainment options. When seniors get older and some are unfortunately diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, it is often time for families to transition a loved one into a memory care facility in Nevada.

Memory Care in Nevada - Cheapest & Most Expensive Places

Nevada is a modestly priced state for dementia care with the large cities of Las Vegas, Henderson and Reno having the best variety of memory care communities. These Alzheimer’s care homes are adequately located near these entertainment and gambling Meccas.

The Top 5 Most Affordable Cities for Memory Care in Nevada based on Monthly Median Average:

  1. Las Vegas, NV                  $3,930
  2. Henderson, NV                 $4,270         
  3. Reno, NV                          $5,135
  4. Sparks, NV                       $6,210
  5. Gardnerville, NV                $6,420

The Top 3 Most Affordable Counties in Nevada for Alzheimer’s Care based on Monthly Median Average:

  1. Clark County                     $4,105
  2. Washoe County                $5,495
  3. Douglas County                $6,420

Nevada Dementia & Alzheimer’s Care - Services

Dementia is not a specific disease but rather an overall term for a group of symptoms that are related to a worsening of memory and other critical thinking skills that drastically impact a person’s ability to conduct activities of daily living.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common, thus a larger portion of residents at dementia care facilities are treated for this disease though the memory care communities in Nevada are definitely not limited to it. While Alzheimer’s contributes to 60 to 80 percent of dementia, vascular dementia and Parkinson’s are also treated at Nevada memory care homes.

Other rarer forms of dementia like Huntington’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome and dementia with Lewy bodies are also treated in Nevada’s memory care units.

While the treatment is specialized not only depending on the cognitive disease but also on each unique individual, there are several parallels with the top dementia care facilities in Nevada. These standard services include the serving of at least three daily meals, regularly scheduled events and activities, assistance with daily tasks (brushing teeth, getting dressed, styling hair) and hygiene.

Extra amenities such as a beauty salon or barber shop are sometimes included in the monthly rent, or for an extra fee at some of the most luxurious dementia care homes. Religious ceremonies and other spiritual matters are reserved in a special meeting space or chapel.

Treatment for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia is becoming much more hands-on compared to how the cognitive diseases were handled in the past. While there is still no cure for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, recent discoveries have led dementia trained caregivers to provide more one-on-one as well as group interactions with residents to help stimulate brain activity. It has been discovered that activity, not sedation through meds, is a more productive form of treatment though the two are often combined together.

Contact Nevada Alzheimer’s care homes for more information on the services and amenities they provide, as well as whether any treatment is covered by Medicare.

SeniorGuidance.org provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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