“3 Questions to Ask About Assisted Living Memory Care Communities”

This post will be of interest to those who may be looking at memory care facilities for their loved ones with dementia.  (This is the name given to care facilities that specialize in caring for those with dementia.  Since the most common dementia is Alzheimer’s Disease, and AD has prominent memory issues, these facilities use the word “memory care” rather than “dementia care.”)

Steven Russell, BSN’s treasurer, recently came across a column in the Huffington Post in December 2011 on three broad questions to ask memory care facilities:

1- how good is the quality of care?
2- how rich and individualized is the activity program?
3- how well-designed and maintained is the place?

For each broad question, there are many sub-questions provided.  The article was written by Marguerite Manteau-Rao, the Palo Alto-based social worker who is a long-time BSN friend.

Here’s a link to the article:


3 Questions to Ask About Assisted Living Memory Care Communities
by Marguerite Manteau-Rao, LCSW
Huffington Post
Posted 12/21/11