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Senior Living Frequently Asked Questions

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We know that finding the right level of senior care services in Plano, Texas can be a challenge. After all, it’s natural to have questions during a senior living search for your loved one. At Villagio of Plano, we’re here to help you find answers so you can help your loved one enjoy a more fulfilling lifestyle.  

Below you’ll find a collection of the most frequently asked questions about senior living and the services we can provide your loved one. If you don’t see your question below, just contact our expert team and we’d be happy to find you the answer.  

General Questions

What type of senior care services does Villagio of Plano have?

Villagio of Plano is a warm and welcoming senior living community located in the heart of Plano, Texas. Our community offers memory care and respite care services to help your loved one find more purpose and fulfillment in each day.

How do I know what level of senior care is right for my loved one?

Finding the right level of senior care for your loved one starts with identifying their unique needs. For example, if your loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia, memory support would be a great option to explore. When you contact Villagio of Plano, we can help you identify your loved one needs.

Memory Care

What is memory care?

Memory care provides specialized support for seniors who are suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia. The personalized approach to memory care at Villagio of Plano helps residents find more purpose and fulfillment in each day. Memory care communities offer your loved one a safe and welcoming environment to call home. Seniors are given the opportunity to participate in daily activities that work to connect their meaningful past to the present moment.

What’s the difference between memory care and assisted living?

Assisted living is designed for seniors who are still relatively independent. They get regular support with daily tasks like dressing, bathing and medication management so they can maintain their ideal retirement lifestyle.
Memory care communities like Villagio of Plano, are dedicated to supporting seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Memory care communities have secure environments where the staff can closely monitor the health and well-being of each resident. With personalized support, seniors in memory care communities are given the opportunity to spend more time enjoying their passions while their loved ones have peace of mind about their health and safety.

How much does memory care cost?

The cost of memory care depends on the unique needs of each resident. Plus, other options such as the floorplan being chosen, also factor into the price. If you’re interested in getting a better idea about what the cost of memory care is like at Villagio of Plano, contact us today.

What is the average stay at a memory care community?

If your loved one is in need of memory care, you might be curious about how long they’re going to stay at the community. The length of stay at a memory care community near you depends on your loved one’s diagnosis and progression of their Alzheimer’s or dementia. We can say that with certainty that memory care is a long-term care solution that is dedicated to help your loved one find more purpose in each day.

How do you know that it’s time for your loved to move to a memory care community

It’s common for Alzheimer’s and dementia to have a slow progression, which can make it tough to know when it’s time for your loved one to move to a memory care community. Some of the common signs that suggest that it might be time for memory care include:
  • Your loved one has started to wander
  • They become easily agitated or frustrated
  • Forgetting how to do daily tasks
  • It’s more challenging to get your loved one to focus

Respite Care

What is respite care?

Respite care is a short-term stay at a senior living community. Seniors can enjoy a safe and fulfilling environment while caregivers are given the opportunity to focus on other responsibilities. During a respite care stay, your loved one will receive the same personalized support and services as the community’s long-term residents. It’s also a great opportunity for seniors to socialize and make new friends.

How much does respite care cost?

The cost of respite care for your senior loved one will mainly depend on their length of stay and the level of care they need. At Villagio of Plano, we can help you determine the level of care and support your loved one needs so you can have peace of mind when they enter respite care at our community.

Who pays for respite care?

If you’re looking for respite care for your loved one, it’s natural to wonder about how your family is going to pay for it. Think of respite care like an investment. It’s a way to for your loved one to experience all of the benefits a senior living community like Villagio of Plano can offer them before moving in. If you’re interested in learning more about the respite care payment options at Villagio of Plano, contact our team today.

How do I decide which senior living community is the best choice for respite care?

One of the best ways to decide is a senior living community is the best choice for respite care is to see it for yourself. Scheduling an in-person or virtual tour gives you the opportunity to see what life will be like for your loved one at the community.

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