Memory Care is for older adults who have symptoms of dementia or have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. Additionally, these seniors will need help with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), or one’s daily self-care activities. These activities can range from assistance with bathing and dressing, to housework and medication reminders. Seniors living in a memory care community can require a small amount of assistance to a larger amount of time and assistance needed.
Assistance time is usually counted in minutes of care needed, and range from being included in the monthly rent, or require an additional fee.
Memory Care is also for individuals seeking more socialization, as memory care communities are full of a senior’s peers and offer many opportunities for conversations and friendships.
A family seeking their loved one’s day filled with more activity; to include exercise, mentally-stimulating games, outings to local attractions and more. Memory care communities usually have an activity department who work with the residents to build calendars to their liking.
A family may seek memory care for someone they care for if the individual is no longer eating a well-balanced diet. Memory care communities can offer all meals and snacks throughout the day. Chefs in the community work with residents and their healthcare team to provide meals catered to their specific diet (low sodium, low sugar, dairy-free, gluten-free and more.)
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