Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s dementia, and it’s often left to loved ones to become part- or full-time caregivers. Most of these caregivers provide unpaid care, and also juggle other jobs and responsibilities. MemoryCare.com was founded to provide support for caregivers who feel overwhelmed and isolated, as well as those in the early stages of memory and cognitive impairment.
MemoryCare.com’s mission is to support older adults living with memory impairment and their families by using the latest, data-driven research and collaborating with memory care experts to provide resources that are accessible to all who are in need. Whether you are in the early stages of memory or cognitive impairment or care for a loved one in the later stages, MemoryCare.com has tools that can help.
MemoryCare.com uses data-driven research to identify and develop the best resources in all aspects of memory impairment and care. Our research-backed, expert-curated resources can help seniors and their families identify the risks, signs, and symptoms of dementia, find support and care agencies, and learn about cutting-edge, scientific breakthroughs in memory care.
When determining which memory care facilities to highlight, MemoryCare.com uses data-backed processes. Our researchers partnered with our team of experts to develop a rigorous formula that identifies the best memory care facilities in a given area based on the following criteria:
Availability and Involvement of Experts (30%)
Facility Features (30%)
To further refine our list of recommended facilities, MemoryCare.com conducts a detailed analysis of each identified memory care facility. The team examines the facilities’ reviews and real resident feedback, researches each facility’s staff and amenities, and speaks with representatives from facilities to verify information and gain first-hand experience with the staff’s customer service.
MemoryCare.com’s team is comprised of doctors, aging experts, medical experts, and a Board of Directors, who all contribute to our content and processes to ensure seniors and their families have access to the highest quality memory care resources. The Board of Directors consists of community members who care for a family member with dementia, offering first-hand knowledge of what caregivers need.
Shelley Ware, MSW, LCSW
Shelley received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Westfield State University and her graduate degree from Springfield College, both in the state of MA. She got her start in the Human Service field out of undergraduate school, assisting mentally ill adults to learn life skills and live independently in the community. Shelley went on to get her social work license while working in an acute care hospital setting. This is where she discovered her passion for the elderly and went on to work in a PACE program, specializing in dementia care, over the next 12 years.
In addition to working in the Memory Care room at the Adult Day Health Center, Shelley also served elders in their home settings, assisted living facilities and nursing homes. She gained invaluable experience and extensive knowledge on all of the dementias, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, early onset, Lewy Body and Vascular, as well as the associated behavior management. She also ran a monthly caregiver support group for caregivers of those afflicted with dementia.
Shelley is currently employed at Landmark Health, a mobile medical group serving over 30,000 Medicare Advantage patients in 13 states. She is passionate about helping seniors because of her long-standing love for this population. Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and compassion during the final years of their lives and Shelley has made it her mission and is honored to be that advocate for every older adult she is lucky enough to cross paths with.
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If you are a caregiver or if you have experience caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia we would love to hear your feedback and suggestions on helpful articles, ideas for new resources and the like.
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