Life can be difficult to navigate when faced with memory loss. So, it’s important to ensure that anyone with memory loss is as comfortable as possible.
Memory care living options are different from the traditional nursing home environment. What are memory care living options? Who should live in them? What makes them different? Let’s answer these questions and more as we take a closer look at memory care living options.
What is Memory Care?
Memory care assisted living is an elevated type of assisted living option that supports individuals who are experiencing memory loss. These communities provide a comfortable environment with 24-hour staff—including Certified Nursing Assistants who provide direct care to all residents. In memory care, you can expect a secure space, outdoor walking paths, and inviting community areas.
Who should live in Memory Care?
Memory loss happens for a variety of reasons. It could be a sign of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. It could be the result of an injury to the brain or associated with mental health problems. Memory care is ideal for residents facing all of these challenges.
What makes Memory Care different?
Again, memory care is uniquely designed to allow the person with memory loss to experience a bit of independence without sacrificing access to daily assistance. Memory care is known for a supportive environment with communal areas and beautiful options for relaxation.
Other things to know about Memory Care
Memory care options often differ when it comes to benefits and specific services. At Cottages Memory Care at The Glen, for example, we have a memory loss support group for caregivers and family members to share information, challenges and support.
You do not have to be a family member of a loved one living at The Glen to participate. This is just one of the special benefits unique to our community.
If you’re interested in Memory Care for yourself or a loved one, consider touring Cottages Memory Care at The Glen. Contact us today to schedule a tour.