If you are caring for an aging loved one, you are now privy to an entire industry’s worth of new jargon and terminology. From short-term stay to outpatient therapy, anxious behaviors to care plans - you can find yourself confused and overwhelmed pretty quickly.
If your loved one has a diagnosis of dementia, you are thrust even further down a road chock full of unknowns and forgotten memories. If you are newly starting on the memory care road, you might find yourself struggling to know if your loved one needs memory care services right now, or even what the term “memory care” means in the first place. In the hope of giving you solid information that you can build your expectations on, take a look at what memory care means and what services are typical.
Like most adult children, you probably want your parents to live their later years at home – that option might come off the table, however, if your Mom or Dad struggles with dementia.
Thankfully, there’s a great alternative for seniors who can no longer cope on their own because of cognitive impairment. Assisted Living Memory Care communities can actually improve the quality of life for people with dementia, helping them to function at the highest possible level for the longest possible time. Here’s a brief rundown on this senior living option.