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What a Day in the Life of a MC ResidentIf you’ve been researching memory care for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, you’ve likely learned all about the services, features, and the wonderful benefits of this type of senior living in helping them thrive. While these are all important in comparing communities to find just the right fit, you may still be wondering what your loved one will experience on a day-to-day basis. We can help.  

Here’s what daily life is like for a memory care resident in one of our communities.

The Senior Living Lifestyle for Memory Care Residents 

Our memory care program is designed with residents in mind. We know that dementia can make daily life a struggle whether it’s completing tasks or simply feeling comfortable and relaxed. That’s why the basis of the lifestyle for our memory care residents is to provide a sense of structure, routine, and familiarity, as well as to make life easier.  

This starts with a secure environment that includes a thoughtfully-designed apartment-style suite with an accessible design and contrasting colors to enhance independence. We also provide daily light housekeeping and weekly linen service to remove that burden from your loved one’s shoulders. Plus, our specially-trained staff is available 24/7 to help with personal care, to manage medications, and to compassionately support your loved one’s health and wellness plan. 

Click here to download our Memory Care Guide

A Typical Day in Memory Care 

Each day, memory care residents have numerous ways to engage their brain without being overwhelmed. We offer social activities and amenities that encourage connection, creativity, and enrichment in small group settings. Your loved one will also have opportunities to stay active each day. 

We know that Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia progress differently for each person, and as such, we work to customize the experience for memory care residents based on where they are in their journey. So, the day may look different depending on a resident’s specific needs and cognitive abilities. 

However, you might expect: 

 

Morning 

Assistance with dressing, medications 

 

Breakfast 

 

Fitness activity 

 

Time in nature 

Afternoon 

Lunch 

 

Creative activity 

 

Meditation exercise 

Evening 

Dinner 

 

Social activity 

 

Assistance with bathing, medications 

 

The Dining Experience for Memory Care Residents 

We take pride in creating a dining experience that’s enjoyable for our memory care residents. Our intimate dining areas are designed to encourage conversation so your loved one can socialize with other residents while feeling comfortable and relaxed. We serve balanced, nutritious meals that are also delicious and our dining staff can accommodate any allergies or dietary restrictions. Dining assistance is also available for your loved one if needed. 

For more information, download our Just the Facts Guide to Memory Care today! 

Click here to download our Memory Care Guide

Written by All American

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