Stellar Care offers Assisted Living services with a specialty in Memory Care. We are a secure premise that your loved one will be monitored and safe from wandering out unescorted.
The cost of any assisted living or memory and dementia care services in San Diego varies depending on the amenities of the community and the services needed. Stellar Care is a secure community that provides a variety of activities that are best suited for the needs of those living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Pricing at Stellar Care is based on the current level of the prospective resident and the level of care that they would need, based on an assessment by our Assisted Living Services team, prior to moving in.
Once they are a resident, Care Plan meetings with Stellar Care management take place as needed, to check in on and assess the level of care the resident is receiving and if any changes need to take place. Please call or email our team to discuss Stellar Care’s pricing.
According to the California Department of Health Care Services, Assisted Living Waiver eligible individuals are those who are enrolled in Medi-Cal and meet the level of care provided in a nursing facility due to their medical needs. Individuals with Medi-Cal benefits that include a share of cost may not enroll in the ALW.
Stellar Care does not accept San Diego Assisted Living Waivers, we accept private payment plans and long term care insurance payments.
As a community specializing in memory care and care for those living with Alzheimer’s in San Diego, our staff is specially trained to care for and attend to our residents. We use various redirection methods to assist and ease stress and use compassionate truths to comfort confusion, especially during sundowning.
Sundowning is a common symptom of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Many people will experience an urgency to complete their “normal routine” in the evening, even when that hasn’t been their “normal routine” for many years or even decades. These routines may include the urgency to make their commute going home from work, check out of a hotel, cook dinner, or go home and see their family as they would have during their pre-retired life. These are extremely common and normal feelings and our caregivers use redirection and reassurance methods to help soothe the stress & urgency the residents may feel. Getting our residents involved in movie & documentary discussions, puzzles, and other activities can help in these areas as well.
Elderly individuals fear losing independence and their home, which is very understandable. However, the reality remains that seniors need more help as they age, and assisted living allows them to feel independent for longer by offering help without being overbearing. Medication management, as well as aid with using the restroom, dressing, and grooming, are among the most typical assisted living services.
Assisted living is not the same as a nursing home or skilled nursing care. Residents at a skilled nursing facility are cared for 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by a carefully trained medical team. Assisted living is for persons who require assistance with daily duties. Nursing homes are for patients who require a higher, more continuous level of care, which is often available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
No, assisted living facilities or any other long-term residential care, such as nursing homes or memory care, are not covered by Medicare. However, assisted living residents are covered for Medicare-covered health services, just like any other Medicare beneficiary in whatever living circumstance.
The types are used to determine costs and coverage. Type A usually consists of life care with an entry fee, predictable monthly fee, and guaranteed coverage for assisted living, memory care, and long-term skilled nursing care. With Type B coverage elderly get continuing care, an entry fee, increased costs for monthly care, and access to assisted living, memory care, and long-term nursing homes.
When Medicare does pay for assisted living, it only does so in extremely limited circumstances. Traditional Medicare does not provide long-term care, but it does provide short-term benefits to seniors with recoverable diseases.
Assisted living costs roughly half the amount of a nursing home because the seniors still take care of most of their own needs. In a nursing home, patients are dependent on trained professionals for all of their care needs. Essentially, the more care needed, the higher the cost.
Annually the cost of assisting living care is in the high thousands but depends on location and level of care. Furthermore, rent and services are frequently separated in pricing. Rent covers the cost of your residence, which varies depending on its size and location. Three meals a day, housekeeping, transportation, activities, and some level of personal support are typical services.
Lower levels allow minimal care for those who only need a little assistance. Elderly who can take care of their own personal hygiene and medication fit the requirements for this level. Higher levels help seniors who need additional care with personal hygiene, dressing, and grooming with more one-on-one support from staff, increasing the costs of care. Additionally, higher levels include care with mobility and incontinence or other hands-on assistance. After the physical care needs are met, the highest levels attend to memory and dementia care.
You may be surprised to learn there are several types of assisted living, including those who are not elderly. Beyond senior care, you can find assisted living for disabled individuals, veterans, young seniors such as those who are 55 plus, and older seniors. All of these options are for seniors who can care for most of their needs themselves and only require assistance.
Assisted living homes provide a safe living space in a community of peers with additional support. As such, the residents can expect assistance with daily living, three meals a day, educational activities, emergency systems, exercise, health services, medication administration, housekeeping, and laundry. Above all, residents should be treated with respect and dignity along with autonomy and freedom. They should also retain their privacy and access to advocacy.
In an assisted living complex, life is not structured. Aside from meal times and specified activities, residents have complete control over their time. There is 24-hour supervision, which ensures that assistance is always accessible if needed. Additionally, residents can go to bed and wake up whenever they choose and schedule a day around the community’s planned events or other interests.
Assisted living offers a lot of benefits, despite the high cost, making it a wonderful option for the elderly. Seniors will have company, meals, help with hygiene, and activities. At home the elderly can be overwhelmed by chores and daily tasks that an assisted living facility can care for instead.
The three main conflicts for families when moving to an assisted living space are finances, closeness to family, and to their familiar neighborhood and routine. Assisted living has many benefits outway the cons, such as a thriving community of peers, help with every aspect of living they require, meals they do not have to prepare or clean up, and tons of activities on the premises. The benefits are vast and well worth it to know your parents are well cared for when you cannot be their caregiver.
Assisted living facilities become permanent residences, while long-term care provides a short stay of one month or longer to help a person recover from illness or injury. Long-term can also mean any form of senior living where they receive additional care. Sometimes, the elderly only need care for a few months to get back on their feet, but others will need services on an ongoing basis.
A Memory Care Community
4518 54th Street • San Diego, CA 92115
Phone: (619) 287-2920
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