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MemoryCare.com

 

MemoryCare.com provides informational resources and support to help everyone make informed decisions about memory care. Many families with aging adults are unaware of the available memory care options and programs in their area that can help them support a high quality of life.

A Guide to a better understanding of dementia, the types of care available, and how to manage cost: https://www.memorycare.com/disability-benefits/

 

 

A Guide to Medicare

A publication that offers an easy-to-understand guide on the ins and outs of Medicare. This free resource highlights coverage, costs, eligibility and enrollment information, along with answers to some frequently asked questions. Read more >>>

 


 

Safe at Home

If you are a DC resident and you're at least 60 years of age, you may be eligible to receive in-home safety devices and equipment, such as a chair lift, grab bars, hand rails, etc.

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Safe at Home Guidelines

Information on the recent changes to the 2021 HUD household income limits
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What Is Alzheimer's Disease?  By MemoryCare.com

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia among Americans. Adults aged 60 and older are at the greatest risk of developing Alzheimer’s and that risk increases with advanced age, although the disease has been known to occur in adults in their 30s and 40s.

While scientists still don’t know exactly what causes dementia, they do know that these factors can increase the odds of developing Alzheimer’s:

  • Advanced age
  • Genetics/family history of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cardiovascular issues including hypertension and high cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Excessive alcohol consumption over an extended period of time
  • Smoking tobacco products
  • Congenital cognitive impairment
  • Obesity

Contrary to popular belief, Alzheimer’s disease is not considered to be a part of normal aging.

 

Alzheimer's vs. Dementia

Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, is characterized by a number of symptoms, including:

  • Memory loss
  • Decline in cognitive skills
  • Difficulty focusing on everyday tasks
  • Language processing issues
  • Poor impulse control
  • Lack of judgment
  • Difficulty performing activities of daily living
  • Aggression
  • Disorientation
  • Depression
  • Sleep disturbance

People who present with dementia-like symptoms are usually diagnosed with dementia pending an in-depth investigation by their doctor. This is important to understand, because while many types of dementia include similar symptoms, the treatments differ.

In order to make a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, medical professionals conduct a number of tests, such as blood tests, urinalysis and brain imaging. Doctors also review the patient’s medical history and look for any possible links between the dementia symptoms and other issues, such as hormonal imbalances, adverse reactions to medications, brain injury or cardiovascular disease.

Once all other possible causes of the dementia symptoms are ruled out, a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease may be made.

Common Types of Dementia

While Alzheimer’s disease causes approximately 70% of all dementia cases, there are a number of other acute and chronic conditions and diseases that also trigger memory loss, disordered thinking and other dementia symptoms. These include:

Lewy body dementia is the second most common type of progressive-degenerative dementia behind Alzheimer’s disease. It causes a collection of symptoms, such as visual hallucinations, which can lead to aggressive and/or self-harming behaviors. As with Alzheimer’s, this type of dementia also causes memory loss, confusion, sleep disruption and depression.

Although relatively rare, rapid-onset dementias can also be triggered by autoimmune diseases, vitamin deficiencies, chronic seizures, cancer and exposure to toxic substances. Unlike most types of dementia, some cases of rapid-onset dementia can be treated successfully if the root cause is identified relatively soon after symptoms appear.

 

Helping Seniors Thrive 

 

Kingdom Care Senior Village (KCSV) supports the DC government's initiative to raise awareness of the many challenges facing some of the city's most vulnerable residents, the Aging community. 

An abundance of resources are available within the Washington, DC area to provide Seniors with services such as assisted living, hot meals and grocery delivery, in-home healthcare management, home repair services, pharmacy prescription delivery services and more.

 

Visit this page often for updates!

 


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Genie's Love Grocery Delivery Service

 

 
Mr. Justin Morris, Founder and CEO of Genie’s Love to offer this service to KCSV members and our Age-In-Place DC Ambassadors and seniors.  

How to Place Your Genie's Love Grocery Order for Delivery

 

1. Click here >> Order Online Here to place your order, or call 202-460-6541 (whatever you need – water, eggs, bread, milk, juice, coffee, creamer, bananas, oranges, potatoes, etc. – your grocery list) - $10 minimum to place an order 

2. Schedule your preferred delivery date and time.

3. Justin or a Genie’s Love team member will review and confirm your order with you.

4. The Genie Love’s Team will shop and deliver your order – they will bring inside and place on your cabinet, table or wherever you prefer.

5. Pay for the cost of your order.

There is no delivery charge during this initial trial period, accepting donations only to help
cover gas.

Phone: 202-460-6541 or online order www.genieslove.com


 DC VILLAGES

Locate a DC Village near you to connect with various support services and resources.

There are 13 different DC Senior Villages located in Washington, DC. While all villages have their own unique model, we are all working together to serve you.  If you are interested in joining a village, please see the map below to find the village which services your community. >> Click here to learn more 

Contact the Village directly for membership information.

 

Does Medicare Cover Memory Care Facilities

 

Medicare is a federally funded health insurance plan for U.S. citizens and legal residents who are at least 65 years of age or older or who have a qualifying illness or disability, such as permanent kidney failure. Medicare is broken into separate parts with different types of coverage. There are four main parts: Medicare Part A, B, C and D.

  • Medicare, Part A: Covers inpatient hospital care, skilled nursing facility care, nursing home care, hospice care and home health care.
  • Medicare, Part B: Pays for medical necessities like outpatient care, occupational therapy, medical equipment and testing. It also covers some preventative services like physical exams and cancer screenings.
  • Medicare, Part C: Also referred to as Medicare Advantage, Medicare, Part C helps pay for prescription medicines, vision and dental insurance and mental health services.
  • Medicare, Part D: Part D provides access to an outside insurance company’s network of pharmacies in exchange for a monthly premium.

Most qualified individuals are automatically enrolled in Medicare, Part A and Part B, but some must manually enroll through the Social Security Administration. Individuals who have paid enough in Social Security and payroll tax may not have to pay the premium for Medicare, Part A; however, if you don’t have enough tax credits built up, you may have to pay out of pocket. Medicare Part B, C and D require premiums that depend on the level of coverage you select.

 

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Prepared Meal Delivery Program through DC Department of Aging and Community Living

 
DACL delivers prepared meals to adults 60 years of age or older at their homes throughout the city. The spouses of homebound adults or disabled persons who reside with these homebound adults may also be eligible to receive these meals.

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Need Tips on How to Make Your Home Safer?

The National Institute on Aging offers a guide for seniors on how to make their homes safer as they age. Visit this link for a copy of Aging in Place: Tips on Making Home Safe and Accessible

View tips here >>

 

 

 


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Medicare

A publication that offers an easy-to-understand guide on the ins and outs of Medicare. This free resource highlights coverage, costs, eligibility and enrollment information, along with answers to some frequently asked questions. Read more >>>

COVID-19

As the city pushes to vaccinate residents throughout the District, many are beginning to lower their guard, remove their masks, and venture further away from home. While the country has seen great success with the vaccination efforts, it is important that we remain vigilant in each of our personal efforts to prevent the spread of the virus and keep the aging community as safe and healthy as possible. 

KCSV would like to encourage you to continue to wear your mask, wash your hands often, and maintain social distance.

Download Coronavirus Resource here.

Source: Government of the District of Columbia | DC Health Advisory | Retrieved from website

 

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Maintaining an Active Lifestyle 

 

Staying active, according to the NIH, is a key part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and provides many benefits to seniors:

Studies show older adults:

  • Are less likely to develop diseases
  • Live longer
  • Are happier and suffer from less depression
  • Are better prepared to handle loss
  • May increase their cognitive abilities

To learn more about staying active and for tips on activities in which you can participate, visit the NIH's website. >> Read more