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WHAT IS MEMORY CARE?

Memory Care is a type of senior care with a specialized focus devoted to individuals who have been diagnosed with memory impairment disorders, such as Alzheimer's and dementia. There are safety and security measures in place without having to decrease one's quality of life, since there are many activities and programs dedicated to helping seniors work on maintaining their cognitive abilities and alleviating the symptoms of memory loss, while supporting their unique challenges and concerns.

WHO IS THE BEST FIT FOR A MEMORY CARE COMMUNITY?

Sometimes it can be tough to determine when a loved one might require memory care services. In the early stages of dementia or Alzheimer's, a senior might seem fine at a regular Assisted Living community. They might feel resistant to the transition, and fear losing their independence. However, as their impairment progresses, a Memory Care facility will give folks the services necessary to ensure their safety and security, while allowing them to thrive and still lead a fulfilling life. It may be time to consider memory care for your loved one if they are experiencing any of these challenges or setbacks:

  • Receiving a diagnosis of moderate to severe dementia or Alzheimer's
  • An aversion to caring for their personal hygiene needs
  • Accidentally leaving the stove or water faucets on
  • Becoming easily lost after leaving their home on an errand or a walk
  • Feeling suspicion or paranoia towards family or friends
  • Having trouble remembering to take their medication, or having accidents occur due to overmedicating
  • You are worried about them acting appropriately to an emergency situation
  • You are finding it hard to provide the level of care your loved one requires
WHAT IS IT LIKE TO LIVE IN A MEMORY CARE COMMUNITY?

A Memory Care Community closely resembles an Assisted Living Community, in that it offers seniors help with their activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing, toileting, and medication management. However, Memory Care Communities have the primary goal of keeping its residents secure and safe. The facility will have features such as secured wings, obscured exits, door alarms, keypad-coded elevators, tracking bracelets and enclosed outdoor areas. Some Memory Care Communities have entire sections or buildings devoted to slowing the progression of memory loss disorders. The staff at Memory Care Communities are specifically trained to provide supportive and well informed one-on-one care to those with memory impairment, as well as those who have difficult behaviors like aggression, combativeness and wandering. Some of the other features that seniors at a Memory Care Community can enjoy might consist of:

  • Floor plans with building layouts, such as color coded walls, specifically designed to limit confusion
  • Outdoor garden areas to keep residents from feeling claustrophobic
  • Clearly designated common areas
  • Designated seating at meals to promote familiarity
  • "Sensory stations", such as memory boxes outside rooms, intended to trigger personal recollections
  • Quiet spaces for those who are experiencing anxiety or stress
  • Research-based activities designed for enrichment and fulfillment such as "brain games, art therapy, and music therapy
DO YOU NEED HELP FINDING MEMORY CARE?

We are here to help guide you through the difficult decision of determining whether your loved one needs a Memory Care Community. Our knowledgeable and compassionate Senior Care Advisors will listen to your concerns and curate a list of appropriate Memory Care Communities that will best suit your loved one's needs, at absolutely no cost to you.

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Types of Care

Alzheimer's Care/Dementia Care, also known as Memory Care, is a type of senior care with a specialized focus on individuals diagnosed with memory impairment disorders. Safety and security measures are in place that don’t decrease one's quality of life since there are many activities and programs dedicated to helping seniors maintain their cognitive abilities and alleviate the symptoms of memory loss while supporting their unique challenges and concerns.

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GETTING STARTED

ASSESSMENT

Call to speak with a Senior Care Advisor, who will complete an over-the-phone consultation with you to help us understand your physical, financial and geographic needs.

MAKING THE MATCH

We will explain the various Senior Living and Care options available to you, and match you with the options that best meet your needs and preferences.

COMMUNITY TOURS

On our complimentary guided tours, a Senior Care Advisor will personally drive you to the senior living options that you select. All senior living communities have been pre-screened and evaluated by Placement Helpers to ensure a high quality of care.

KEEPING IN TOUCH

We will be in touch with you throughout the entire process, helping you with any questions or concerns you may have, and can speak with communities on your behalf. Once you or your loved one has moved in, we will follow up with you to make sure you are highly satisfied with your new community.

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