Frequently Asked Questions

Why work with a speech-language pathologist on cognition and memory?

Speech-Language Pathologists have advanced training and certification to provide assessment and therapy for memory and cognitive impairments and decline. At The Memory Compass, all therapy services are individualized and delivered in-home or through telehealth, unlike support groups or care from other organizations. We enhance the care provided by other organizations.

What is the difference between dementia family coaching and therapy?

Therapy is a service that is considered to be medically necessary and oftentimes accompanied with a physicians referral and orders for treatment. Therapy services are performed by a licensed clinical therapy professional and includes standardized assessments and development of a plan of care that meets weekly. Therapy is also often reimbursable through insurance and qualifies for HSA plans.

Dementia Family Coaching services are not reimbursable through insurance and are a private pay service. Coaching is a service for caregivers and family and does not need to involve direct interaction with the individual with dementia. Coaching services also meet at whatever frequency meets your needs whether that is weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or as you need them.

Can we continue services with our therapist after we discharge from our therapy plan of care?

We offer ongoing direct support through our Wellness Plan. Unlike therapy, support through the Wellness Plan can be provided at your preferred frequency of weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, etc. Learn more under the Therapy Tab (

What are the benefits of in-home therapy?

In-home services offer therapy right in the comfort of your home. Therapy is provided in a familiar environment to address goals in the most functional way possible. In-home therapy also reduces the stress of having to travel to an appointment. During our sessions we also address independence and safety within the home and offer strategies for caregivers to continue supporting their loved one between sessions

How many therapy sessions will I have and how long will they last?

Each patient's diagnosis and needs are different, so together with your therapist you will develop an individualized plan of care that is right for you. Your plan of care and number of visits will be determined during your first visit and explained to you by your therapist. Typically the evaluation lasts 45-75 minutes.

Following therapy sessions are typically recommended on a weekly basis (1-3 times a week) and are typically 45 minutes. The amount of time will be based on your specific needs, and your therapist will discuss this with you. The number of weeks you will receive therapy can last anywhere from a few weeks to months depending on your individual needs and goals.

Discharge from therapy typically occurs when you have either met your goals, you have reached your maximum potential in therapy or you are satisfied with your progress and wish to discontinue.

Do you provide dementia family coaching and consulting sessions ONLY in Indiana?

No! We proudly offer dementia family coaching and consulting sessions across the US both over the phone and virtually through our telehealth portal.

Does insurance cover my therapy treatment?

We are currently in-network with Medicare Part B. We are not in-network with Medicare Advantage Plans which are considered a private insurance policy.

We also offer private pay therapy for individuals under 65 and who do not have traditional Medicare benefits. If we are out of network for your insurance plan we provide an invoice for you to submit to your insurance for out of network coverage. Payment is due at time of service; we accept all major credit cards through our electronic payment system. Therapy services are also eligible for HSA plans.

Our Dementia Family Coaching, Wellness Plan and Clinical Companion services are private pay. We have different packages available. It is our policy that payment is made at time of service through our electronic payment system. Schedule a free 15 minute consult to learn more!