ALZHEIMER’S, DEMENTIA AND MEMORY CARE
Compassionate care for more good days.
Living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia requires compassionate care that places residents and their families at the forefront. At a Benedictine Living Community-Rochester Madonna Towers, we’ve intentionally designed our memory care program to create a living environment where residents receive personalized support and families find peace of mind.
Our well-trained memory care team employs best practices developed through research to provide the compassionate senior care for which the Benedictine Madonna Meadows family is known for.
While living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia presents daily challenges, our memory care facilities are dedicated to creating an environment filled with joy, purpose, and engagement for all residents. We prioritize family involvement, seamlessly integrating family members into each resident’s personalized care plan. For those residents without family, our dedicated staff becomes their extended family, bringing laughter and companionship into their lives.
Together, we share a common goal: creating more joyful and fulfilling days.
For more information, schedule a tour, or simply talk to us, please call 507-565-0507. We’re here to provide support every step of the way, ensuring happiness in every moment
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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 senior 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.