When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, instinct leads most families to believe caring for them at home is best. However, that may not always be the case. Families are often surprised to find that the specialized care and supportive environment in memory care enrich the lives of residents in ways that are not as easily achieved at home. Here’s how.
While memory care may have been recommended as a solution that would benefit your loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, many families aren’t familiar with it assuming it’s just another name for senior living. Memory care is actually a type of senior living; however, it’s designed just for those with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. In our memory care communities, you’ll find specially-trained staff, individualized support, 24-hour supervised care, a safe, comforting environment as well as opportunities to be active, have a purpose, and experience joy each day.
Although not every memory care community is the same, there are usually some common features that you can expect such as:
We firmly believe that memory loss doesn’t have to stop your loved one from enjoying life. That’s why our communities are focused on enriching the lives of our memory care residents with opportunities to learn, grow, and have fun while supporting their unique needs. We encourage independence as much as possible, but also offer the peace of mind that comes with knowing our specially-trained team is never far away. Specific benefits of our memory care include:
For more information, download our Just the Facts Guide to Memory Care today!