Nearly 121,500 people live in Rochester, MN, and 15% of them are seniors ages 65 and up. Since this is the age group most prone to Alzheimer's disease and other memory loss difficulties, Rochester seniors need access to quality dementia care. In fact, CDC statistics reveal that Alzheimer's related deaths in Rochester have risen from 104 in 2016 to 124 in 2020, a jump of 19.23%.
Dementia care communities, more often called memory care communities, provide the safety, guidance, care and stimulation that seniors suffering from memory loss need to live their best lives. Staff members in these communities are trained in memory care techniques to offer the right balance of supervision, assistance and support while maintaining seniors' dignity. In memory care, seniors have access to help with personal care tasks and to activities that promote socialization and brain building.
This guide provides memory care options, financial assistance information, cost comparisons and details about the Rochester area to help seniors and their families make memory care decisions.