In the secured Valeo™ memory care neighborhood in Homestead at Hamilton, residents and their families enjoy a sense of community where the team is focused on maximizing the abilities of those living with memory impairment in a comfortable setting.
What is Memory Care?
Memory care senior living is designed for adults living with memory loss due to dementia or Alzheimer’s. First and foremost, the best memory care services ensure 24/7 wellness monitoring. However, memory care programs also assist with daily living tasks, take care of housekeeping and offer resident engagement programs. At our memory care neighborhood in Hamilton, NJ, we’re committed to helping our residents thrive by focusing on the four dimensions of wellness.
Memory Care at Homestead
Our unique wellness philosophy is a way of life at Homestead at Hamilton’s memory care community and a trademark philosophy that focuses on each resident’s potential to achieve his or her personal goals through engagement and connections. Salus™ by Solvere, is a philosophy based on years of research on aging well. Salus reminds us that all facets of operations, from housekeeping and dietary to clinical and financial, impact the health, and well-being residents.
The Valeo Memory Care philosophy is similar to Salus because it focuses on enriching the lives of people with dementia. VALEO (pronounced va-LAY-oh), Latin for “to thrive,” is much more than a program – it’s integrated into every aspect of care and service at Homestead at Hamilton. Customized to the individual, Valeo enables memory care residents to thrive and have meaningful interactions through cognitive and social programs, to build relationships with others and stay connected.
When is it Time for Memory Care?
Families considering memory care are typically worried about the safety and well-being of a parent or spouse. It may be time to consider moving your loved one to a memory care community when you are no longer able to care and watch for them on a daily basis.
What is the Cost of Memory Care?
The average cost of living at a memory care community in New Jersey is about $5,238 per month, though pricing varies according to your location and the community’s available services. Memory care in Hamilton, NJ starts at $5,600 and is all-inclusive. This includes a suite of services and amenities, such as meals, housekeeping, fitness classes, community activities and 24/7 security.
The following memory care services are included in your monthly fee:
- Assistance with daily living (additional costs may apply based on assessment and service level)
- 24-hour health monitoring
- 24-hour security
- Emergency response system in each apartment
- Weekly housekeeping
- Personal laundry services
- Concierge services
- Fitness and wellness programs
- All maintenance services
- Scheduled transportation services for excursions, shopping, medical appointments and day trips
Custom Memory Care Programming
Dementia and memory care living are not one-size-fits-all. At Homestead at Hamilton, we recognize that each person’s life experiences and needs are unique, and each faces their own individual challenges and symptoms. Our care plans are customized for each individual and enable us to successfully meet each resident’s needs, make a difference in their lives and foster a lifestyle that honors their legacy and passions through our Valeo Signature Programs.
Memory Care Home Services in Hamilton, NJ
As memory loss progresses, assistance with routine tasks becomes essential to help people live as independently and safely as possible. Homestead at Hamilton’s community of licensed healthcare professionals and caregivers offers help with activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) to help ensure the best quality of life for residents.
What are ADLs and IDALS?
ADLs include personal hygiene needs (bathing and grooming), dressing and choosing clothing, using the restroom, eating meals, using utensils, and walking/ambulating as independently as possible. IADLs involve more complex tasks, including housekeeping, shopping, food preparation, communication management (using a phone or computer) and medication management.
We offer ADL and IADL services to the assisted living residents at Homestead at Hamilton. We work with residents to ensure we’re meeting their needs and providing just the right level of support for ADLs and IADLs.
Hamilton NJ Memory Care Floor Plan Options
There’s no place like home. We understand that at Homestead at Hamilton. Our memory care studios provide a safe, comfortable and secure environment for those who require memory care. Each residence features an emergency response system, full bath and kitchenette with a refrigerator. From comfort and safety to privacy, our Wainwright and Taylor memory care floor plans provide all the conveniences of home.
Virtual Dementia Tour (VDT)
Putting yourself in the shoes of someone living with Alzheimer’s, Vascular Dementia, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, Mixed Dementia or other forms of dementia, is a great way to help you understand and communicate effectively with your family member or friend.
We understand that it is difficult to care for someone living with dementia without having walked in their shoes. The Virtual Dementia Tour lets caregivers personally experience the tough day-to-day challenges those with dementia face. The empathy and patience you will feel for people with dementia following this sensory simulation experience are immediate.
As part of the Valeo memory care programming, our team is certified to introduce caregivers to the Virtual Dementia Tour. To learn about when the next Virtual Dementia Tour will be offered or to hear more about how residents are thriving here, call (609) 438-9900 or contact us today. Or join our newsletter list to be the first to learn about upcoming educational events at Homestead at Hamilton.
Helping Hands To Help Minds Thrive
Individuals who build a career at Homestead at Hamilton are filled with optimism and a genuine desire to help others. You don’t just work at Homestead – you care, motivate and engage.
Our industry-leading training programs teach all team members — even non-clinically licensed employees such as operations, dining or housekeeping — how to compassionately support the day-to-day needs of residents with memory impairments while finding ways to engage with them. Our methods and leadership give team members permission to slow down, make connections and gain a deeper understanding of residents’ lives.
Every person on the team — from housekeepers to bookkeepers to the kitchen and wellness teams — are considered care providers in the community and are trained to go above and beyond. Team members take the time to truly get to know each resident and work every day to create moments of joy. Team members are encouraged to blend personal interests and experiences with the lives of residents, lead group programs and interact on a regular basis. Residents have endless opportunities to stay engaged in positive experiences yet can always find privacy and quiet time when they need it.
For the Valeo philosophy to achieve success, we encourage families to play a key role in engaging residents and rekindling joy and memories. Valeo is an opportunity to preserve the legacy and memories of family members for new generations.
Contact us to learn more about our memory care community focused on personalized dementia and Alzheimer’s care in Hamilton Township, NJ.
FAQs about Hamilton Memory Care
What is a Memory Care Facility?
Memory care communities are designed with the special needs of residents in mind to minimize disoriented moments while optimizing a resident’s independence and self-efficacy.
Our memory care community is, first and foremost, designed to ensure the happiness, security and overall well-being of residents. Homestead at Hamilton residents with mild to moderate memory problems associated with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease live in a homelike, cozy atmosphere where they are constantly surrounded by caring staff, attentive nurses and the best of friends.
What's the Difference Between Memory Care, Dementia Care and Alzheimer's Care?
Memory care includes both dementia care and Alzheimer’s care. Dementia is a group of several conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease. Depending upon the type of dementia, different services may be required. For example, vascular dementia often comes with a sudden decline in cognitive function, followed by a long period of stability. Alzheimer’s disease, however, often has a steady, slow decline. As memory or physical abilities decrease, services in a memory care community will adjust to meet residents’ needs.
What is the Average Cost of Alzheimer's Care in the U.S.?
The Alzheimer’s Association reports that the average 2020 cost of care in U.S. assisted living communities is approximately $4,000 per month. A monthly fee of $1,000 to $4,000 covers additional memory care services, according to AARP.
Partial assistance to help cover these costs may come from private health insurance, Social Security disability income (SSDI), Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and veteran’s benefits. Please contact Homestead at Hamilton to learn more about payment options.
Does Medicare Cover Memory Care Facilities?
Medicare does not pay for long-term (custodial) nursing care or living in a continuing care retirement community. However, Medicare will cover the costs of comprehensive evaluations for Alzheimer’s disease for people with Medicare coverage. Medicare Part D also helps defray prescription costs. Our experts can help you better understand your options. Contact us to set up some time to talk to our experts about your unique options.