All About Memory Care



Here are some of the most frequently asked questions from those interested in our memory care neighborhoods. Read on to find out more about Salina Presbyterian Manor. If there’s a question we haven’t answered here, contact us today.

How do I know my loved one needs Memory Care?

Diseases such as Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia are progressive—meaning they grow more pronounced over time. In the earliest stages, it may be difficult to recognize the difference between common forgetfulness and memory loss. We recommend seniors have regular visits with a primary care physician and discuss any concerns they have.

When is the right time to move my loved one into a Memory Care community?

If your loved one has a diagnosis of Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, he or she will benefit from placement in a memory care neighborhood. Memory care neighborhoods are specifically designed to support the needs of individuals with memory loss, providing visual cues that will support your loved one in making the transition from home to a senior living community. Memory care neighborhoods also offer activities in smaller groups and individually that are designed to help a memory care resident reconnect with activities they enjoyed earlier in their lives and keep them engaged in the present through participation in those activities. If you are unsure if your loved one is ready for memory care, check out this resource from the Alzheimer's Association, Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer's Disease.

Why should I consider moving my loved one in during the early stages of Alzheimer’s or dementia?

We have found that families are often surprised by how well their loved ones do once they move into the Morrison Center. The social engagement and specialty care programs help seniors make the most of their daily lives. Our goal is to help our residents thrive, and we have found that joining a memory care neighborhood earlier can help provide the necessary structure and mental stimulation seniors need.

What are my or my loved one’s Memory Care options at the Morrison Center?

We offer secure one-bedroom apartments with private baths, as well as 24/7 supervision from one of our team members.

How do your fees work?

Monthly memory care fees are determined by the type of apartment and level of services needed. Contact us to learn more and take the next step in your journey.

Do you take Medicaid?

Medicaid does not apply to memory care in our assisted living neighborhood. We are licensed to accept Medicaid-approved residents in our Health Care Center.

What types of security do you offer?

Our building doors are locked between 5 p.m. and 5 a.m., and a team member regularly walks the buildings during those hours. The Morrison Center has a secured, coded entry. Local law enforcement drives through campus at night.

Can couples live in Memory Care together?

A diagnosis of memory loss or Alzheimer’s is necessary for our memory care neighborhood, but our community is on one campus under one roof. Couples who each have a diagnosis may live together in memory care. If that is not the case, we offer all levels of living in one building, so visiting your spouse is a short walk to the memory care neighborhood.

Can my loved one go on outings?

Yes! You have the peace of mind to know that our trained team members can help you determine whether an outing is appropriate for your loved one or not on a given day.

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