WHAT IS MEMORY CARE?

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What is memory care? An Alzheimer’s & 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.

COMMON QUESTIONS

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CAREPATROL’S MEMORY CARE CHECKLIST

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Recent Memory Care Articles

Knowing When To Get Help For Your Loved One With Dementia

-CarePatrol Team Member

It’s not always obvious when to ask for help, or when to make changes to the care that the person with dementia is getting. Providing good care means m...

What is Memory Care?

-Lynn Hunsaker , CSA

It is no surprise that as we get older, we progressively find it harder to remember things. Some older people have no trouble with their memories, howeve...


HOW DO I KNOW MEMORY CARE IS RIGHT FOR MY LOVED ONE?

Memory Care is a specialized type of assisted living care which focuses on residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of Dementia.  Residents engage in structured activities by specially trained staff designed to assist those with memory problems.

Memory Care Communities usually have much fewer residents than assisted living.  Some Assisted Living Communities have designated wings for Memory Care programs.  This makes it easier if one spouse required assisted living or independent living services, while the other needed Memory Care.

The rooms in Memory Care are usually a little smaller to make it more manageable for your loved one.  Cognitive decline does not always mean a lesser quality of life.  Your CarePatrol Advisor is an excellent guide to finding appropriate and safer memory care communities.

WHAT SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE IN MEMORY CARE?

Memory Care Communities provide specialized activities for residents as well as: meals, personal care assistance (help with showering, dressing and personal hygiene), medication reminders, weekly laundering of towels and bed linens, trash removal, weekly housekeeping, social and cultural activities, wellness programs including daily exercise classes, social events, family activities and more!

WHAT IS THE COST OF MEMORY CARE?

Memory Care is more expensive than the Assisted Living options mainly due to the increase in quality and quantity of staffing.  Cost can range from $3,500 per month to $12,000 per month depending on the region of the United States and the amount of hands-on care that is needed.

Memory Care is a specialized type of assisted living care which focuses on residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of Dementia.  Residents engage in structured activities by specially trained staff designed to assist those with memory problems.

Memory Care Communities usually have much fewer residents than assisted living.  Some Assisted Living Communities have designated wings for Memory Care programs.  This makes it easier if one spouse required assisted living or independent living services, while the other needed Memory Care.

The rooms in Memory Care are usually a little smaller to make it more manageable for your loved one.  Cognitive decline does not always mean a lesser quality of life.  Your CarePatrol Advisor is an excellent guide to finding appropriate and safer memory care communities.

Memory Care Communities provide specialized activities for residents as well as: meals, personal care assistance (help with showering, dressing and personal hygiene), medication reminders, weekly laundering of towels and bed linens, trash removal, weekly housekeeping, social and cultural activities, wellness programs including daily exercise classes, social events, family activities and more!

Memory Care is more expensive than the Assisted Living options mainly due to the increase in quality and quantity of staffing.  Cost can range from $3,500 per month to $12,000 per month depending on the region of the United States and the amount of hands-on care that is needed.

Recent Memory Care Articles

Knowing When To Get Help For Your Loved One With Dementia

-CarePatrol Team Member

It’s not always obvious when to ask for help, or when to make changes to the care that the person with dementia is getting. Providing good care means m...

What is Memory Care?

-Lynn Hunsaker , CSA

It is no surprise that as we get older, we progressively find it harder to remember things. Some older people have no trouble with their memories, howeve...