Individuals with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, or memory impairment require more specialized care. Memory care communities offer a higher level of care with highly trained staff 24 hours a day. Memory care units offer most of the same care as an assisted living facilities such as Activities of Daily Living or ADL’s, but with more individual attention for each person.
The majority of the larger assisted living communities have a secured memory care unit. Smaller facilities are able to provide Memory Care as well. Within these units residents are given options to have a shared or private room. Alarm systems are usually placed within each room just in case residents might need immediate assistance or have an emergency.
Common Services For Memory Care
Fully Secured Environment - Residents are provided with a safe and secure comfortable unit.
24 Hour Care – Special memory care staff are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to provide personalized care.
Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) - Our assisted living care includes personal assistance with activities of daily living such as continence, bathing, grooming, dressing, and mobility.
Customized Meal Plans – Meals are prepared three times daily, and customized individual diets are prepared as necessary. Snacks are also available throughout the day.
Medication Management – Assistance with taking medications is provided as many times as needed daily.
Medical Appointments – House managers will coordinate services with outside healthcare providers and monitor residents to ensure they are healthy.
Daily Activities - Daily activities are scheduled to promote educational, social, and recreational programs.