What is an Alzheimer’s, Dementia or Memory Care Facility?

Author: Stacy's Helping Hand |

Alzheimer’s Care and Dementia Assisted Living Facilities are for individuals with significant cognitive impairments that impact their safety. The facilities are secured and have 24-hour staff who are trained in memory care and know how to assist people with impaired cognition. They provide residents with round-the-clock oversite and are ready to assist each resident with daily living activities.These specialized facilities create individualized care plans for each resident designed to keep residents safe and comfortable while encouraging them to function at their highest possible level. Some Assisted Living Facilities have special memory care units. Other entire facilities are dedicated to providing these services.

Once you have decided this is the type of facility you need for your loved one, whether a special unit in an Assisted Living Facility or in a facility dedicated to memory care, there are factors you need to consider when you are searching for just the right place for your particular loved one.