These communities are either licensed assisted living facilities that specialize in delivering care to victims of dementia or a unit of a skilled nursing facility. The same licensure rules apply. Communities are typically bedroom-style rental units with common areas for dining and activities. Many are locked for residents safety. Staff is usually specially trained for the special needs of this population. Amenities vary. Services include meal plans, cable television, local phone calls, housekeeping, laundry maintenance and transportation. Personal assistance with ADLs available. Rates also vary from all-inclusive to base rates with levels of care/point system for care.
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