a.Does my loved one need to bring their own furnishings?

All of our rooms here at Sensations Memory Care are furnished. We provide adjustable beds, a dresser, and a nightstand. We also provide the linen for the bed and bathing along with daily personal care items. We are considered an all-inclusive facility.

b.What can I expect on Move-In day?

To help ease your loved one into a new transition, it is best to bring your loved ones items in prior to move in day if possible. We suggest bringing about seven days' worth of clothing items in and switching them out as the seasons change so your loved one doesn't have an overabundance of items. We do provide a laundry service at no extra cost. Here at Sensations we inventory everything that belongs to your loved one so we know who it belongs to. Move in day is different for everyone and we want to make it as smooth as possible for you and your loved one.

c.What kinds of activities do you offer?

We have a fantastic activities department! We have an Activities Associate every day from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm. Our activities range from Fitness Fun, Games Galore, Heartfelt Hobbies, Pet Therapy and more! We have a variety of activities that will be sure to keep your loved ones engaged. Please see our Activities Calendar here.

d.How much will this cost?

Cost is determined by multiple factors. First would depend on the program best suited for your loved one. We offer three great programs to meet your loved ones need. We offer an Adult Day Care program that would be based on an hourly rate. We offer a Respite Care Program that would go by a daily rate. And we also offer a Long Term Residency Care Program that would go by a monthly rate. For long term residency, Sensations Memory Care Residence would charge a room rate and a level of care rate that would determine your monthly cost. If you would like more information please contact us at (517) 543-8101.

e.Is your care around the clock 24 hours a day, 7 days a week?

Yes, we are here to care for your loved one around the clock, 24 hours a day,7 days a week. Our staff is attentive to care no matter the time of day.

f.What can mom or dad bring with them?

We do suggest making your loved ones feel at home by providing any photos or lap blankets that would help comfort them and personalize their space. We want your loved one to feel a part of our Sensational family and make Sensations their Home.

g.What is the layout/size of the rooms?

We offer private and friendship (shared) rooms. Each room has an attached bathroom and closet.

h.What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?

Medicare is a federal program attached to Social Security. It is available to all U.S. citizens 65 years of age or older and it also covers people with certain disabilities. It is available regardless of income. The four-part program includes:

Part A: Hospitalization coverage

Part B: Medical insurance

Part C: Privately purchased supplemental insurance that provides additional services and through which all Medicare services offered by Part A and Part B can be accessed.

Part D:Prescription drug coverage.

Medicare helps pay for short term stays (up to 100 days) Outpatient, OT, PT and Hospice.

Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that helps low-income individuals and families pay for the costs associated with medical and long-term custodial care.
Unlike Medicare, which is available to everyone, Medicaid has strict eligibility requirements. The rules vary by state. The program is designed to help the poor, so many states require Medicaid recipients to have no more than a few thousand dollars in liquid assets to participate in the program

We do accept the Tri-County Waiver program here at Sensations!

i.What are the different levels of care available from Sensations? Would I have to move my loved one again?

Here at Sensations we accept different levels of care. Our loved ones can range from a level one to a level four. Level one would be a resident needing minimal assistance and a level four would be someone needing total care on up to hospice or end of life care. We care for your loved ones at all stages in life.

Sensations also works hand in hand with multiple outside agencies. We work with Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Massage Therapy, Music Therapy, Skilled Nursing, Wound Care Specialists, and Hospice Care. We also work along with mobile x-ray, audiology, podiatry, dentistry, and optometry services and currently have three on call physicians that visit our loved ones bi weekly and/or monthly. We also have in-service and training staff come to Sensations Memory Care Residence to train our staff as well. We want the best quality of care for our loved ones!

j.Who should I contact for a tour?

We have three ways to contact our office to set up a tour!

  1. You can call our office at telephone number: (517) 543-8101.
  2. You can also click the "contact us" tab on the website and it will send Sensations Memory Care Residence a message.
  3. Or you can email Larissa Krem at larissa.sensations@gmail.com.

k.How often can I visit my loved one?

You may visit your loved one as much as you'd like. We do have visiting hours posted from 10:00am to 7:00pm so we aren't disturbing others. We do work with our families and accommodate other visiting times as well.

l.What's the difference between Alzheimer's disease and dementia?

Understanding Alzheimer's disease is the common form of dementia. It is a neurological brain disorder named after a German physician, Alois Alzheimer, who first described it in 1906.

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke defines dementia as:

"... [A] word for a group of symptoms caused by disorders that affect the brain. It is not a specific disease. People with dementia may not be able to think well enough to do normal activities, such as getting dressed or eating (Alzheimer's Symptoms). They may lose their ability to solve problems or control their emotions. Their personalities may change. They may become agitated or see things that are not there."

Though Alzheimer's disease is the most common, many different diseases can cause dementia. There are many forms of dementia. For more information or medical advice please visit your loved ones primary physician.