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Qualifications for Assisted Living and Memory Support

Determining which level of living is right for you or your loved one can be overwhelming. Here, we’ll walk you through the qualifications for Assisted Living and Memory Support Households, so you can decide whether these levels may fit your needs.

Differences between Assisted Living and Memory Support

While Assisted Living and Memory Support offer similar services, there are a few key differences to keep in mind.

Assisted Living

  • Residents are able to come and go as they please.
  • The resident community is organized into neighborhoods.
  • Does not require a specific diagnosis to qualify.

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Memory Support

  • Residents are unable to exit the Household without team member assistance.
  • Residents benefit from the “Household Model,” where they live with a small number of residents and receive care from a dedicated team.
  • Requires a primary diagnosis of dementia to qualify.

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Assessment Process

The assessment process for Assisted Living and Memory Support is the same. Memory Support requires a primary diagnosis of dementia to qualify.


Your marketing counselor will gather information about your specific needs and finances to help determine which level of living is most appropriate.


The Assisted Living and/or Memory Support clinical team will conduct an official assessment that includes physical and mental components. We will collect information about your power of attorney and medical insurance at this time. Assessments are valid for thirty days.


Your doctor will perform a physical evaluation and share the results with our clinical team. In some cases, we may ask for additional documentation from other doctors or specialists to address specific concerns.

Financial Qualifications

The minimum qualification for residency at BRC is the ability to privately pay for services for at least 2.5 years, but there may be other factors that could increase that threshold, such as age or specific health conditions.

The best way to determine your financial eligibility is to talk to a marketing counselor.

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To remain eligible for the Home No Matter What Promise, residents must fulfill their obligations in turn as citizens of the BRC community and not give away the resources needed to meet financial obligations to BRC.