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Posted May 14, 2020

What Is Memory Care?

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When it comes the time when a loved one needs extra care and assistance to remain happy and healthy, the words “memory care” may come up as an option. As our loved ones age, they lose not only physical capabilities, but also mental ones.

How Is Memory Care Designed?

Memory care communities are designed for those with Alzheimer’s  or other memory related illnesses in mind. They aren’t too different from assisted living communities, They provide many fundamentals such as housekeeping, meal preparations and aid with daily needs, but also pays specific attention to those with memory loss and their unique needs. 

Memory care communities prioritize keeping seniors involved and mentally active. Even with the loss of cognitive abilities, seniors can continue to engage with others and take part in many activities and hobbies that staff provides. Many care communities have social calendars filled with a variety of activities to get seniors excited. For some communities, that means cognitive abilities like brain games. 

 

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Are All Memory Care Communities The Same?

Just like every senior is different, so is the memory care provided. When you choose a new community, the care plans you get customized to fit the needs of your loved one. Often, seniors with memory problems are placed in a solely memory care community that best enables care workers to assist our loved one’s unique needs. Memory care units can also be separated for those with early dementia or late stage dementia. Staff in memory units are also highly trained and equipped as well as usually having undergone additional training for dealing with those who have memory related diseases.  During the COVID pandemic, memory care communities are taken the safest measures possible.

Memory communities are a secure and safe environment for your loved ones who deal with Alzheimer’s or memory related diseases where they can continue to enjoy life while also getting the best care possible. 

Regardless of your choice, your mom is good hands. Whether in Barrington, Lake Barrington, North Barrington, Lake Zurich, Deer Park, Naperville, Bull Valley, Crystal Lake, Schaumberg, and the City of Chicago, senior living communities care options for your loved ones. Contact us to get in touch with a certified advisor who knows your area.

Sarita Pattisam

Sarita is a current student at Otterbein University pursuing a degree in Biology with a Pre-med focus. She plans to attend Medical school after undergrad.

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