Memory Care is a special kind of care for your loved one living with middle to late stage Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. These communities are often an appropriate step to providing additional care for your family member who is currently in an assisted living environment. Memory Care Communities provide the same general services as Assisted Living communities but feature physical layouts, specialized services and dedicated programs to minimize wandering and delay dementia progression.

How Do I Know Memory Care Is Right For My Loved One?

Many assisted living communities have memory care units, but assisted living care and memory care are not the same. In addition to ensuring the safety of their residents, the main objective of memory care communities is to slow the progression of memory loss and minimize the challenges associated with dementia. Memory Care Communities usually have much fewer residents than assisted living communities. The staff’s training in a memory care unit are also more comprehensive and detailed. Cognitive decline does not have to mean a lesser quality of life.

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What Services Are Available In Memory Care?

Both Assisted Living and Memory Care communities offer assistance with activities of daily living including: bathing, eating, transportation, toileting, dressing and other self-maintenance activities. In addition to standard assisted living services, Memory Care also offers the following specialized services:

What Is The Cost Of Memory Care?

  • 24-hour supervision and assistance
  • Secured and/or alarmed premises
  • Emergency call systems

Specialized Staff

  • Medication management
  • Nursing staff trained in memory problems

Structured Environment

  • Fewer residents and smaller rooms
  • Cognitive therapies that include music, art and reminiscence proven to enhance brain function, communication and social interaction
  • Gardens and layouts designed to enhance memory
  • Health and exercise programs
  • Socialization activities
What Is The Cost Of Memory Care?

Memory Care for your loved one is a more expensive option than Assisted Living as a result of the increase in supervision and specialized care. Cost can range widely from $7,500 per month to $18,000 per month depending on the location and the type of care that is needed. Call us for a consultation that will help determine the needs and cost of care for your family member at 1-347-763-6428.