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Here are some of the most frequently asked questions from people interested in our memory care neighborhood in The Glen. Read on to find out more about Aberdeen Heights’ memory care. If there’s a question we haven’t answered here, contact us today.

  • How do I know my loved one needs memory care?

    Diseases such as Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia are progressive—meaning they grow more pronounced over time. In the earliest stages, it may be difficult to recognize the difference between common forgetfulness and memory loss. We recommend seniors have regular visits with a primary care physician and discuss any concerns they have.

  • When is the right time to move into a memory care community?

    If your loved one has a diagnosis of Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, he or she will benefit from placement in a memory care neighborhood. Memory care neighborhoods are specifically designed to support the needs of individuals with memory loss, providing visual cues that will support your loved one in making the transition from home to a senior living community. Memory care neighborhoods also offer activities in smaller groups and individually that are designed to help a memory care resident reconnect with activities they enjoyed earlier in their lives and keep them engaged in the present through participation in those activities. If you are unsure if your loved one is ready for memory care, check out this resource from the Alzheimer's Association, Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer's Disease.

  • Why should I consider moving in during the early stages of Alzheimer’s or dementia?

    We have found that families are often surprised by how well their loved ones do once they move into memory care in The Glen. The social engagement and specialty care programs help seniors make the most of their daily lives. Our goal is to help our residents thrive, and we have found that joining a memory care neighborhood earlier can help provide the necessary structure and mental stimulation seniors need.

  • How is memory care different from assisted living?

    Memory loss, whether from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, affects more than just one person. At Aberdeen Heights, we work with individuals, family members and caregivers, searching for the right balance of respect and care. Our thoughtful layout and design reduces confusion and provides complete security around the clock. With special programs designed for those with memory loss, memory care at Aberdeen Heights brings pleasant and peaceful days.

  • What is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia?

    Dementia refers to the loss of cognitive functions (thinking, reasoning, the ability to remember) that are severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily functioning. This group of symptoms is not a disease per se, but may accompany certain diseases or conditions. Dementia is irreversible when caused by disease or certain injuries. It may be partially or fully reversible when caused by drugs, alcohol, depression or imbalances in certain substances, such as hormones or vitamins.

    Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. It is a progressive, degenerative disease of the brain, characterized by loss of function and death of nerve cells in several brain areas, leading to loss of recent memories and new learning first, and eventually old memories, too.

  • What are my loved one’s memory care options at The Glen?

    We offer secure and private rooms as well as 24/7 supervision from one of our team members.

  • Do you have to be Presbyterian to live at Aberdeen Heights?

    At Aberdeen Heights all faiths are welcome in our community. Our chaplain helps connect our residents with spiritual services that best fit them.

  • How big is your campus?

    We have 317 apartments and suites on the campus at Aberdeen Heights. In memory care, we offer beautiful private suites and private residences. There are 15 residences in memory care.

  • Do you have different buildings or one building?

    We are able to serve all of our residents from one campus under one roof.

  • How do your fees work?

    We offer 13 private residences and two suites, ideal for couples. Rates are monthly depending on floor plan. There are additional costs for guest meals, beauty salon charges and some additional nursing supplies. Contact us to learn more and take the next step in your journey.

  • What happens when you run out of money?

    In the more than 70 years PMMA has been around we have never asked any of our residents to leave because through no fault of their own should they run out of money. We have a good Samaritan program that one can explore and we accept Medicaid when it comes to that time.

  • Do you take Medicaid?

    We do accept Medicaid-approved residents in memory care and long-term care based on availability of our health care services.

  • What types of security do you offer?

    Memory care in The Glen is a secure neighborhood. Our main building doors are locked between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m., and a team member regularly walks the buildings during those hours. Local law enforcement drives through campus at night.

    There are no designated visiting hours within The Glen. However, the main entrance doors are unlocked between 8 a.m.and 8 p.m. If guests and or residents need to enter before or after hours, the phone located outside the main entrance will ring to the nurse’s station for assistance entering during those hours.

  • Can couples live in memory care together?

    A diagnosis of dementia is necessary for our memory care neighborhood, however, couples may live together as long as it is safe for both residents to do so.

  • Can my loved one leave the memory care neighborhood?

    Yes! You have the peace of mind to know that our trained staff can help you determine if an outing is appropriate for your loved one or not on any given day. Residents may leave the community with family members. Please check in with the nurses’ station and sign out at the concierge desk.

  • Does my loved one have to use a hospital bed?

    No. The rooms do not come furnished. We encourage families to personalize the resident’s room to help with the adjustment and make it feel more like home. For those with memory loss, being surrounded by familiar things may bring comfort and a sense of security. Respite furniture is available if needed.

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We understand it’s difficult to decide when your loved one needs additional support due to memory loss and dementia. We are here to answer any question and comfort any fear you may have when making a care decision for your family Contact us today to discuss more.

If you are unsure if your loved one is ready for memory care, download this resource from the Alzheimer's Association, Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer's Disease.

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