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What is Memory Care?
Memory care is a long-term residential care arrangement specially designed for residents with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and other cognitive impairments. Also known as Alzheimer’s care or dementia care, memory care is often provided within a separate section of an assisted living community or skilled nursing facility. This type of residential care may be the best option for an older adult with severe memory loss or cognitive decline who is no longer able to live independently.
Memory Care Facilities, Services and Amenities
Memory care communities are licensed facilities staffed by professionals who are specifically trained to provide care to Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. These facilities are designed to accommodate older adults with progressive cognitive disorders. The care provided is similar to what is offered in an assisted living community – including help with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, medication management, and toileting.
As in assisted living communities, memory care communities provide private or semi-private units, meals, housekeeping, access to round-the-clock nurses, social activities and transportation to doctor’s appointments and other outings.
Most memory care communities are designed to make residents feel safe, secure and oriented in their environment. Specially designed features include safety precautions to prevent wandering such as secured courtyards and doors with alarms. Many of these communities offer cognitive therapies and programs meant to keep the brain active and engaged.
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