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Knowledge and understanding are powerful tools. We strive to be a trusted resource in our local communities for people impacted by dementia while being a guiding voice in the senior living industry through thought leadership and education.
11-15-2021 • Bella Groves
Does Medicare Pay for Dementia Care?
An estimated 65 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease, the majority of which are over 65 and eligible for Medicare services. However, Medicare only covers some of the services that these individuals will need as the disease progresses. This discrepancy creates a gap between the care people need and the care they are receiving under…
11-01-2021 • Bella Groves
What Does Your Resident Cost Cover at Bella Groves?
Over six million Americans live with some form of dementia, each requiring hours of care and attention a day. This means that there are billions of hours spent on dementia care in the United States alone. If you translate these hours into money, the worldwide cost of dementia care is approximately one trillion dollars. If…
10-15-2021 • Bella Groves
Bella Groves’ Commitment to Care: Solving the Employee Turnover Problem in Senior Living
At Bella Groves, we are problem-solvers. But we don’t just try to solve problems within our community or even the local San Antonio community. Instead, we look at problems from an industry level – what are the issues impacting senior living and dementia care facilities?
10-01-2021 • Bella Groves
“Why is Grandma Acting Different?”: Explaining a Dementia Diagnosis to a Child
Receiving a dementia diagnosis can be overwhelming—you want to start planning for care, tend to your family member’s emotional needs, and think about the future. You might be so overwhelmed with everything going on that you forget about the children in the family. They need support during this time, too.
09-27-2021 • Bella Groves
Hearing Loss: Here’s What You Should Know
By: Hannah Calame Many changes take place as one gets older, and one of those changes can involve hearing loss. This is the most common condition that affects individuals during the aging process. It’s estimated that 50% of those 75 years and older will experience hearing loss, and this increases to 80% after the age…
09-15-2021 • Bella Groves
You Just Received a Dementia Diagnosis. Now What?
You haven’t been feeling yourself for a while now—having trouble focusing while balancing your checkbook or forgetting the route to the grocery store. You finally made a doctor’s appointment, and that’s when you get the news – you have dementia.
09-08-2021 • Bella Groves
What to Look for in a Dementia Care Team
By: James Lee, Bella Groves Co-Founder & CEO If you are in the stage of researching dementia care communities where your loved one can receive full-time care and support, you could probably use a helpful guide on what to look for. It can be difficult to feel like you have an informed way of comparing…
09-01-2021 • Bella Groves
Creating a Safe Haven for Those Living with Dementia
Dementia is hard. There’s no doubting it, denying it, or sugar-coating it. For individuals who have been diagnosed with dementia, their family members, and their loved ones, living with the impacts of dementia is not easy. It can trigger complex feelings and emotions that are often hard to interpret—grief, guilt, sadness, loneliness, and even anger.…
06-21-2021 • Bella Groves
With Love to San Antonio Families Affected By Dementia
Most senior living industry experts would tell you that the average length of stay in a memory care facility is about 12-18 months. Any family member who has experienced caregiving for someone living with dementia will tell you that dementia can be a factor for 10, 15, or more years. That means that the average…