Memory care communities are environments providing a specialized level of care for those suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia related diagnosis. When visiting a memory care community you may notice visual cuing. Such as pictures or special furnishing to cue the memory of residents to things that can be familiar. There is 24-hour, 7-day a week, wake staff and residents are supervised in a secured environment.
The day in the life of a resident in this level of care is designed around the short term memory loss and other unique behaviors that may be a result of the disease. It was also once thought that progressive memory loss was a “normal” sign of growing old – aging baby boomers have even come up with the catch phrase “senior moment.” But memory loss is no laughing matter, nor is significant memory loss a normal sign of aging. In fact there are actually very few cognitive changes that accompany aging. Though, as we age the speed at which we process information may slow, making it take a little more time to recall dates, places, names etc.
Residential living programs in this environment are designed around the short term memory loss and other unique behaviors as a result of the disease. Families in need of a memory care residential option or if you are not sure memory care is right for your loved one, call us toll free, anytime to speak with one of our eldercare advisors (844) 300-7026.
Home2home4seniors is skilled at identifying communities who specialize in Alzheimer’s and dementia care. We take every step to assure that a Memory Care community has customized or specialized care programs, with a staff that is specifically trained in caring for the memory care or Alzheimer’s patient. To speak to an experienced Eldercare Advisor at Home2home4seniors – Call us toll free 844-300-7026.