Memory Care Living

Nurse assisted senior with walkerOurSeniors.NET exists to serve the needs of seniors, their families and loved ones. We do this through our specialized services such as the Senior Transition Pro Team, the OurSeniors.NET Seniors Directory, and our senior living magazine, OurSeniors.NET Magazine.  One of the specialized services we provide is help in finding the senior assisted living and memory care living facility that best meets the needs of the senior and the family.
There may be some question about the differences. How does memory care living differ from senior assisted living? Let’s try to answer the question.
Memory care living is a relatively recent innovation in senior assisted living concepts. Memory care living facilities differ from regular senior assisted living in that they offer additional specialized services and help for residents who suffer from memory impairment. In some cases, people suffering from milder forms of memory impairment are able to remain in their own homes for some time without requiring much assistance.  In-home senior care (senior home care) may be needed on occasion, but for many the ‘home instead’ option is strongly preferred.
When remaining independent is no longer an option, seniors and their families may have to choose between a lower level of senior assisted living and a memory care living facility. Memory care living facilities are especially designed with the safety of residents in mind. They are secure and monitored in order to prevent a resident wandering from the facility. They also provide specialized programs, social activities and supervised transportation as well as specially trained staff to deal with memory care living problems.
Of course, memory care living communities provide the services that all senior assisted living facilities provide like meals and help as needed with daily activities. In addition, a memory care living facility will have a highly trained staff who provides care meant to ensure the wellbeing of residents with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory problems. This may include engaging residents in stimulating activities designed for adults with dementia, interacting with them and encouraging their interaction with other residents.
When completely independent living is no longer possible, OurSeniors.NET can be an invaluable aid to the senior or family. Our staff knows the local providers of in-home senior care, senior assisted living and memory care living. You can contact an OurSeniors.NET Advisor by phone at 866-333-2657 (Se Habla Español), or by using this contact link- Contact Us. Check out our website at Ourseniors.NET and take an online look at our senior living magazine, OurSeniors.NET Magazine by clicking its link.

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