For individuals with dementia who require reminders, oversight and security. Memory Care units or communities are specifically for individuals who have been diagnosed with some form of dementia. There are over 100 forms of dementia. Alzheimer’s being the most common. Second most common would be vascular dementia that is related to a stroke. Parkinson’s being the fourth most common after Lewy Bodies.
Memory care units and communities are secured with door code locks to ensure safety for those residents with advanced dementia who may wander. Most locations have outdoor secured courtyards to promote outdoor activities and opportunities for walking.
Memory care units and communities have 24 hour 7 days a week nursing care staff in the community. They assist with care needs (activities of daily living) around the clock for the residents. ADL’s vary from bathing, dressing, toileting, eating, grooming, transferring/walking and medication management.
These communities serve 3 meals a day and focus on hydration for their residents.
Memory care units and communities promote socialization by offering activities around fitness, entertainment, outings, cognitive sustainability, religion and art.
Memory care units and communities offer semi private rooms and private rooms. Semi private is a shared room that is more economical. With the amount of oversight that is needed at this stage most residents don’t mind this living arrangement. Staff makes sure to keep all residents engaged and active throughout the day.
Most individuals family members make the decision to move their aging loved one into a memory care when it is evident that mom has memory issues and/or was diagnosed with dementia.
Chat Now or Call Us (770) 895 – 7314