This is similar to an assisted living facility, except it specializes in providing care to those with Alzheimer’s and dementia-related diseases. If you have a parent suffering from one of these, this is a good option to look into. The attached video gives information on memory care.
This type of care costs more than assisted living, because of the nature of the specialized care and supervision needed by such patients. All staff are properly trained, not just the caregivers, and training is ongoing.
The facilities are similar to what you get in assisted living, such as meals, housekeeping, and transport. The residences are secured and designed to meet the needs of such patients. Some assisted living facilities are attached to memory care, so a patient can transition if and when dementia progresses.
These facilities are smaller than assisted living. They offer various types of therapy, such as aromatherapy and pet therapy, and activities that stimulate the brain during the day. A memory care residential community is a licensed home with care staff, and this is a smaller environment compared to a normal facility.
Research and select the best facility to give you and your loved one peace of mind.