Memory care: A closer lookJanuary 22, 2019
For those with Alzheimer’s or other dementia who can no longer safely live independently, memory care provides a residential program of sophisticated, specialized, professional care. You’ll find caring, professional staff specially trained to relate to people with memory loss. Resident safety and quality of life are important, as are the integration of and support for loved ones and family.
Memory care services usually include:
- 24-hour supervision
- Specialized activities for physical and mental stimulation
- Secure areas for safe wandering
- Monitored indoor areas and outdoor walking paths and gardens
- Private rooms, shared rooms or apartments, all with full baths
- Professional staff that includes nurses, and other qualified caregivers
- Family counsel meetings that integrate the family into each resident’s plan for care
- Common dining room, sitting room, and meeting or activity rooms
- Recreational activities
- Laundry, housekeeping and meals
Memory care residences have a homelike feel and offer common spaces for socialization, meals and recreation. Daily life is structured around activities that increase the sense of well-being, while staff members closely supervise and connect with each individual.
Read more here to help determine if your loved one could benefit from memory care services.
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