While the dollar cost is important to consider when choosing a memory care setting it is also important to consider the value of the quantity, quality, consistency, coordination & flexibility of services and related expenses you are getting for the dollars spent.
Things to consider when evaluating cost
Typically, Dementia, Memory & Alzheimer’s Care cost more than non-Dementia or Alzheimer’s type care. In general, Memory Care Units in large Assisted Living Facilities can range in cost from $ 4,000-$8000 per month. Residents with dementia require a lot of time & patience from a staff that have the specialized skills & training needed to deliver the best outcomes.
TLC Costa Brava recognizes the value & benefit the residents receive by having high staffing ratios of 3 caregivers to 10 residents, along with consistent hands on interaction from all members of the care team; caregivers, management, doctor & nurse. All members of the care team have special training in caring for those with Alzheimer’s & Dementia.
We suggest you compare the dollar cost & also consider the intrinsic value of how much continuity of care you get for the price, by meeting the entire care team including; the administrator, management, doctors, nurses & direct care workers before choosing any Alzheimer Care Setting. It’s important to know who & what you are getting for a given price to achieve the best value..
Continuity of Care
When considering senior & dementia care many under value the benefits of continuity of care with the direct care team. Continuity of Care is only obtained through developing & maintaining on-going relationships with all members of the care team.
Too often, in today’s health care system the team players are changing frequently: seeing different doctors, nurses & caregivers never getting a real opportunity to develop the trusting relationships needed to deliver high quality continuity of care. These relationships are especially important for seniors as their independence decreases as they start to experience the physical, emotional & social changes that come with aging. It is important to maintain those relationships & continuity to receive the best quality of care & value.
The care team of TLC Costa Brava has the values & principles needed to deliver high quality care.
TLC Costa Brava is comparably Priced with all other private pay senior care choices but is much more cost effective, offers far more service, safety, monitoring, quality & continuity of care, when compared to Assisted Living, In-Home Care, Adult Day Care or Nursing Home.
Our inclusive, flat rate billing maximizes Quality & Continuity of Care by giving our staff the time & encouragement they need to interact & communicate with our residents in order to build the trusting relationships that are needed to deliver the highest quality care.
Inclusive Monthly Rate- includes:
* Personal Care Assistance
* Awake Caregiver at Night
* Medication Management
* Housekeeping & Laundry
* Home Cooked, Nutritious Meals & Snacks
* Group Actives & Outings
* Creative Actives
* Transportation to MD Appointments
* Hospital Visitor Program
* Dementia & Alzheimer Care
* Hospice Care (if & when needed)
** Rate varies depending on the level of care needed** Before making this difficult decision we encourage everyone to come for a tour.