What is Memory Care?
Memory Care communities are geared towards individuals who have Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia. They are designed to support those seniors with structure/activities to slow the progression of the disease.
Why Choose Memory Care?
If your loved one has Alzheimer’s or Dementia then Memory Care may be the perfect place for them. It provides the needed care and support while making sure they are in a safe and protected enviroment. Their care is evaluated and will change according to their needs as their disease progresses. Staff are specifically trained on best practices in Memory Care. Some of the benefits of Memory Care are:
- Safety: The staff is on-site 24/7 to make sure each resident is safe and secure. This provides the family members peace of mind when they aren’t present.
- Expertise Care: All staff are trained in the specific area of Memory Care including Sundowner’s Syndrome, wandering residents and non-verbal communications. The staff makes sure they perform everyday tasks with assistance while providing the needed care each resident needs.
- Life Enrichment: They provide activities geared towards each resident’s needs so they continue to have an enhanced lifestyle. Some include music and art therapy as well as purposeful activities to slow the progression of the disease.
- Nutrition: Sometimes meal time can be challenging for Memory Care residents. The staff are trained to face those challenges and ensure each resident’s nutritional needs are met.
Memory Care communities are meant to provide a home like environment to the residents while understanding the many challenges of those with cognitive impairments. It truly helps preserve their independence and quality of life while keeping them safe and secure.
The overall goal of Memory Care is to alleviate the stress of the resident and their family members while giving them an enjoyable, encouraging and restorative home.