What Can You Expect from a Memory Care Community?

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Discover How Your Loved One Can Enjoy the Benefits of Residential Memory Care

It’s difficult to keep up with the constant demands of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Thankfully, modern memory care communities are here to help seniors with dementia thrive, and give you much needed relief from the daily tasks of in-home care. 

So what exactly is a memory care community? Find out the details in this quick guide on residential Alzheimer’s care, and get ready to watch your loved one with dementia flourish, while you finally have time to relax. 

There Is a Difference Between Memory Care and Assisted Living

Though memory care is a subset of assisted living, they require much different care. Assisted living is ideal for seniors who can still live independently, but just need a little extra help managing their day-to-day activities. 

Memory support is required for people who have reached the middle stages of dementia and beyond. They require round-the-clock supervision and specialized care, which may not be possible with just in-home care and adult day care. Depending on the circumstances, the wisest choice might be a dementia care community.  

What Is a Memory Care Community?

Everything in a memory care community improves the lives of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Staff members are specifically trained to provide expert and compassionate care to meet the unique needs of each resident.

These communities offer many services and amenities that can’t be provided in a home environment, such as innovative wellness programs, intellectual stimulation, and delightful social activities with other seniors.

Memory Care Communities Are Beautiful on the Inside

Memory care communities are carefully tailored to help residents navigate community and living spaces with confidence. Colors, textures and patterns of interior decor are easy for seniors to see, and they also make you feel calm and comfortable.

Studios are also safe and comfortable, too! You can personalize them with pictures, decorations and small furniture items. For added safety, most Alzheimer’s and dementia care apartments don’t  have cooking appliances, though some may provide a small fridge.  

Residential Memory Care Comes with Security You Can Count On

More than half of seniors with dementia wander, which makes it difficult to care for them at home. Dementia care communities have thoughtful security measures that limit the ability to wander outdoors or into unsafe areas. 

You’ll find security features like enclosed courtyards, gated gardens, outdoor patio fences, and keypad entrances for family and staff throughout the entire community.  

Find Carefully Curated Amenities for an Enriched Life

Excellent memory support addresses each person’s unique needs with tailored services and amenities that offer daily enrichment. While some seniors may enjoy an exhilarating game of cards, others may just want to soak up the sun in the garden as they chat the day away.

Seniors in residential memory care can also enjoy live music, special events, pet therapy, and fun activities with their friends and family members.

A Dementia Care Community Can Give You Room to Relax

You take on a lot of extra responsibilities when you provide someone with in-home memory support. You’re responsible for housekeeping, meal preparation, dressing, bathing, laundry, medication management, scheduling appointments, and so much more.

When you choose residential memory care, there’s someone to take care of those tasks for you, which means you have more time to take care of yourself. 

Find Memory Care That Makes a Difference at Legacy Pointe at UCF

If you have a loved one struggling with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, turn to Legacy Pointe at UCF for unsurpassed memory support. Our passionate staff is trained in dementia care, and is dedicated to helping each resident achieve a happy and healthy life.
Contact us today to find out more about our memory care community and other senior living options.

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