- On-Site Medical Staff
- Chef Prepared Meals
- Dietary Accommodations
- Transportation Services
- Laundry Service
- 24-Hour Staff
- Medication Management
- Planned Activities
- Pet Friendly
- Multiple Floor Plans
- Private Rooms
- Fitness Center
- Activity Space
- Theater Room
- Beauty Salon
- Outdoor Patio
- Walking Paths
- Free Wi-Fi
- Senior Living
- Assisted Living
- Independent Living
- Memory Care
- Nursing Home
- At-Home Care
- Respite Care
“Dolan Memory Care Homes is dedicated to providing the highest quality of life for Residents and their families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.”
Memory care is a particular type of long-term care designed specifically to meet the needs of a person with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. Dolan Memory Care Homes are state-of-the-art residences designed specifically to meet the needs of individuals who are affected with a memory impairment. Our safe, secure homes represent a social model of care and are nestled in neighborhoods of St. Louis County. We strive to embrace strengths, encourage independence and maintain individuality while aging in place. Dolan Memory Care Homes provide person-centered care.
What is Memory Care?
What does memory care mean?
Memory care is a particular type of long-term care designed specifically to meet the needs of a person with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. Our memory care also has specific training from Alzheimer’s Association for nurses and care partners to ensure success.
What is the difference between assisted living and memory care?
Memory care is specifically designed and built to support individuals with memory impairment. Memory care offers more support, cuing, and physical assistance than assisted living. Memory care is also locked and secured for safety unlike an assisted living.
How do I know if I need memory care?
A primary care physician or neurologist may recommend memory care. Other signs include: weariness of loved ones caring for individual, increase in health needs, safety concerns, decline in hygiene, susceptible to scams, and challenges with housekeeping, balancing books, and shopping.
How much does memory care cost?
Our memory care cost is all-inclusive, which means each resident pays the same, regardless of how much care he/she receives. We are private pay only. Please call 314 993 9500 to learn more about our cost.
Does medicare or health insurance pay for memory care?
Unfortunately, medicare and health insurance does not pay for memory care. These type of insurances will reimburse for a rehabilitation stay following a hospitalization. Medicare and health insurance do not pay for a long term care stay. Medicaid and long term care insurance can help pay for a memory care stay. Long term care insurance is a policy purchased prior to developing dementia.
Are memory care expenses tax deductible?
If you chose an exclusive community that only offers memory care, you are able to deduct medical expensive if they exceed 7.5% of your adjusted gross income and if you itemize your taxes.
Assisted Living with Memory Support in St. Louis, MO
“We are dementia-specific. We take care of folks from very early stages right on through to end of life,” states John Munch, Director of Operations. “It’s long-term care the way it ought to be.”
Dolan provides continuous care for individuals suffering from a memory impairment due to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Residents live in traditional ranch homes nestled within neighborhoods of St. Louis County. Once our Residents move in, they become a part of the family.
Resident and staff at Dolan
Our social model of care is driven by research, which has proven that small residential group settings improve the quality of life of Residents and respective families. Residents participate in engaging activities to maximize their abilities and to maintain their independence. Dolan embraces Residents’ strengths.
Dolan is assisted living with memory support. We provide continuity of care. Our Residents are never required to move to a different room, hallway, or house due to changes in the level of care they require. When you move into a Dolan home, you live in the same home through the end of life. Services such as podiatry, physician visits, hospice, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, radiology, phlebotomy, and beauty services are provided on-site. This is aging in place.
Our staff is comprised of licensed registered nurses, accredited social workers, certified medication administration aides, and skilled nursing assistants who all have been specially trained in the care of Alzheimer’s and related dementias. We maintain high care partner-to-resident ratios, which creates a calm, relaxing environment for the Residents and CarePartners. All care is provided under the direction and supervision of each Resident’s physician.
Dolan Memory Care Homes strives to engage your loved one in the highest quality of life by celebrating unique strengths through our true social model of care. Our beautiful homes are designed to support and involve our residents in their preferred daily activities. The environment we offer to your loved one is casual and comfortable. Residents and their families have access to a kitchen, dining room, family room and patio/outdoor areas. Research shows that living in a home setting increases socialization and improves behavior health outcomes for individuals with dementia.
““We are all so grateful for the kind and compassionate caregivers – and the peace of mind in knowing mom is receiving wonderful personalized care. There are activities every day- she especially enjoys the musical performers! I would highly recommend Dolan Care Memory Homes for your loved one.”
– Daughter of Resident
Daily life is much like it is at home. Residents are encouraged to participate in purposeful activities such as:
Setting and clearing the table
Folding or sorting laundry
Dolan Memory Care Homes promotes activity and life enrichment programs designed to engage each resident based on their strengths. Dolan recognizes the importance of exercise, and includes various classes:
Yoga and ballet class
Healthy Steps dance program
Dolan recognizes the importance of mental stimulation, and includes various programs:
Card games and puzzles
Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST)
Music & Memory program
Dolan recognizes the importance of socialization, and includes various activities:
Seasonal events and parties
Current events and reminisce discussions
Religious and spiritual ceremonies
On-site beautician services
Outings into the community include Kemper Art Museum, lights at Tilles Park, Botanical Gardens, fishing at Busch Wildlife, visits to Creve Coeur Fire House, bowling at Olivette Lanes, Equine Therapy at Longview Farm, baseball and soccer sporting events, lunch dates.