Memory care and dementia care communities provide housing for seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementia's (ADRDs) in a safe, secure, and stimulating environment which maximizes health and quality of life.
Typically combined with Assisted Living, Memory Care provides the same assistance with activities of daily living provided in traditional Assisted Living, with enhanced programming, care, and residential design geared towards caring for individuals with cognitive impairments. Memory Support neighborhoods are designed to accommodate such residents where safety and security are key.
The basic Memory Care program includes
- Assistance with activities of daily living, such as eating, bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, and grooming
- Three meals per day served in a common dining room
- Coordination of special diets
- Emergency call systems in each unit
- Coordination of transportation services
- Assistance with coordination of physician care, physical therapy and other medical services
- Health promotion and related programs
- Housekeeping services
- Social and recreational activities