What is Memory Care?
Choosing a Memory Care Community or an Alzheimers and Dementia Care Plan
What is memory care? An Alzheimers & Dementia Memory Care Community is for residents with middle to late stage memory conditions. Often located in larger “assisted living” type of communities or in smaller residential settings, memory care communities specialize in special needs care and may also have the actual building set up to enhance memory functions and to decrease potential confusion for residents.
Activities focused on memory recall from past experiences are usually the staple of activities in these settings. Residents who are appropriate for this setting are usually the residents that are already residing in a assisted living environment who has begun forgetting how to perform daily activities of life or who have been getting lost, wandering or going in other people’s rooms thinking it was their own.
Special licensing is required in certain states.
This is my story
C.T. Danbury, Connecticut
“We promised Dad that we would never admit him to a nursing home. Dad is a very proud man. He fought for his Country. He fought his way through The Great Depression, but today Alzheimer’s Disease was a fight that he was losing more and more every day. Mom was unable to care for Dad safely anymore, but she too made him that promise. CarePatrol showed us that today’s Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Memory Care Communities are not nursing homes but a great place for someone to call home. Dad forgot my name today, but I know deep in my heart that he knows we kept our promise to him. We love our father, that’s why we made the move”.