Memory Care for Alzheimer’s & Dementia in Byron, MN
Where our family serves your family.
Benedictine Living Community-Byron offers memory care services for those with cognitive impairment, including Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, in a convenient and comfortable environment. Our memory care facilities have room for 14 residents and feature an open dining room with two sitting areas for comfort, activities, and visiting, a private family dining room, a large courtyard and salon/spa. Residents’ suites include bathrooms with roll-in showers, emergency call system, and windows looking out to a quiet rural neighborhood.
Everything we do is based on the close relationships our team develops with residents, their family members and their friends.
Memory care services include:
- Private and semiprivate suites with roll-in shower
- Secured environment with 24-hour on-site staff
- RN on call 24 hours a day for staff support
- Care tailored and specialized to those with memory loss
- Individualized and personal care plans
- Specialized programming to stimulate cognition
- Activities that engage and promote a sense of purpose
- Medication management
- Monitoring of stable medical conditions
- Three meals served daily, plus snacks
- Weekly light housekeeping and linens
- Activity kitchen
- Comfortable sitting areas
- Secure, easy access to enclosed outdoor courtyard
- Maintenance and utilities, including phone and television
- Routine assessment/evaluation to monitor change
Our memory care near Rochester, MN, is one part of Benedictine’s continuum of senior living services.
In addition, our well-trained memory care team employs best practices developed through research to provide the compassionate senior care for which the Benedictine family is known for.
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What is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia?
According to the National Institute on Aging, dementia refers to the loss of cognitive functions — such as thinking, reasoning and the ability to remember — that is severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily functioning. While dementia isn’t a disease, it may accompany certain diseases or conditions, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative brain disease that specifically affects parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language. The National Institutes of Health estimates that more than 5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease. Although younger people can get Alzheimer’s, symptoms generally begin after age 60.
When is memory care needed?
In most Benedictine Living Communities, memory care can be offered in assisted living or in skilled nursing, depending on the resident’s medical needs. When a person exhibits signs of Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia that affect quality of life or the ability to safely remain in their current living situation, a residential memory care program may be appropriate. For more information, read our blog post, When is Memory Care Needed?
How is memory care different from assisted living?
Every aspect of memory care — from staffing to dining and activities — is designed around the unique needs of people experiencing memory loss. Specially trained professionals work hand in hand with the individual and their family members to create structure, familiar schedules and surroundings, all in a secure environment that promotes a sense of purpose and accomplishment. For more information, read our blog post, Memory Care: A Closer Look.
Is staffing different in memory care?
Yes. Staff members are specially trained to care for people experiencing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. And these special caregivers carry with them a compassionate temperament and a passion for providing dignified, respectful memory care to individuals and their families. Depending on a resident’s medical needs, memory care may be offered in an assisted living setting. The staffing ratio in assisted living memory care is typically higher than in traditional assisted living.
Are family members and friends welcome to visit?
Family and friends are welcome to visit. Ask about visiting policies when you tour the community.