Do not ask me to remember.

Don’t try to make me understand.

Let me rest and know you’re with me.

Kiss my cheek and hold my hand.

I’m confused beyond your concept.

I am sad and sick and lost.

All I know is that I need you.

To be with me at all cost.

Do not lose your patience with me.

Do not scold or curse or cry.

I can’t help the way I’m acting.

Can’t be different though I try.

Just remember that I need you.

That the best of me is gone.

Please don’t fail to stand beside me.

Love me ‘til my life is done.


- Author Unknown -

Frequently Asked Questions


How can my loved one become a Memory Lane resident?

 

To become a resident, your loved one must have a doctor's diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease or Dementia. The applicable individual must have a Power of Attorney or Legal Guardian who can serve as their representative.


When should I start planning my loved one's transition to Memory Lane?

 

In our experience, we've found that delaying placement is more confusing to the individual & more upsetting to the family. Early placement allows for a smoother transition & easier acclimation as the disease progresses.


Why is it preferable for my loved one to reside in an Alzheimer's Special Care Unit?


Living in an ASCU keeps the individual functioning at a higher level for a longer period of time, and can help with loneliness & isolation.

 

Offering your loved one assisted living is better for the entire family, who can be confident of the safety, consistency, and well-being of their loved one. 24-hour awake, trained staff are prepared and qualified to ascertain emergency needs and address issues as necessary.


How do we start the admission process?

 

For more information, visit our admissions page.


What services are included for the residents?

 

See our Services & Safety page for additional information.


What kind of therapeutic & social activities do you offer?

  • Gross Motor Activities
    (Exercising, Dancing, Gardening, Cooking, etc)

  • Self-Care Activities
    (Dressing, Personal Hygiene, Grooming, etc)

  • Social Activities
    (Games, Music, Socialization, etc)

  • Sensory Enhancement Activities
    (Reminiscing, Scent & Tactile Stimulation, etc)

  • See Our Monthly Calendar & Daily Outline


What kind of staff do you have available?

 

Memory Lane's staff includes an Administrator, an RN / Director of Nursing, a Therapeutic Program Director, an LPN, a Unit Coordinator, a combination of Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs) & Nurse Assistants (NAs), as well as universal staff. Also available on an as-needed basis are a Medical Director, a Pharmacist & a Neurologist. There is a minimum of one nurse & two direct-care staff on-site 24-hours a day.

 

Every staff member is required to complete 30 hours of Certified Alzheimer's Training.

 

Learn more about our Cognitive Care Team


What are Memory Lane's payment policies?

 

Memory Lane accepts private pay, applicable Long Term Care Insurance, VA Aid & Attendance, and qualified applicants for the Medicaid Waiver Program.


Who owns Memory Lane?

 

Van Buren First Assembly owns both Memory Lane and Legacy Heights.


Who do I talk to when I have questions?

 

Depending upon the type of questions you have, you can call the office and we will direct you to the person that can best answer.


Do you have visiting hours?

 

Anyone can visit at any time with permission from the Resident's Power­ of­ Attorney (POA) or Legal Guardian. For the privacy of all our Residents, open tours of Memory Lane will not be permitted. Tours are scheduled by the Memory Lane Administration office for potential Residents only.


Can the Resident leave the facility?

 

Yes, with permission from the Resident's POA or Legal Guardian. Resident must be signed in and out at the nurse's station.


Do you recommend NOT taking the Resident out of the facility once he or she has moved in?

 

Residents are welcome to go home any time. This decision is made on a case-by-case basis, depending upon how the Resident is responding and acclimating. You are welcome to discuss this with the nursing staff to determine what's best for your Resident.


Can my family member keep his/her current physician?

 

Yes, the POA or Legal Guardian may choose to keep all current physicians. In some cases it is very difficult to get a Resident out of the facility. We have a Medical Director available who rounds monthly.


How does my family member get to doctor's appointments?

 

The POA or Legal Guardian is responsible for taking the Resident to any outside doctor appointments.


Does Memory Lane charge for different levels of care?

 

Memory Lane's rates are all­-inclusive, meaning that there is no extra charge for individual services provided to the Resident. The only additional cost would be the Incontinence Management Fee, which only applies if the Resident becomes incontinent.


 

Can I bring my family member's furniture/decor?

 

Yes. We encourage you to bring familiar items, such as a familiar bed, comforter, favorite recliner, etc, and to decorate with items that will make the Resident feel comfortable and at home. During the admission process you will be given a list of items that cannot be brought due to safety concerns.

 


 

Can I live in Memory Lane with my wife who has Dementia?

 

Yes.  Spouses of those with Alzheimer's or Dementia may live in Memory Lane with them.  Several apartment options allow for this.  Please speak with someone in the office if you are interested in this.



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