What is Memory Care?
Memory Care communities offer a home-like, residential atmosphere that provides assistance with all day to day activities, as required. They are similar to Assisted Living Communities, however, most often the staff is specifically trained to understand the challenges associated with diseases related to memory loss. Residents live in private or shared rooms, with communal living rooms and dining areas, in a setting that provides security from wandering. Communities range in configuration from a single larger building, to a group of cottages on an enclosed campus, to a small residential care home with only a few residents. A Memory Care Community is an appropriate setting for seniors who are experiencing things such as accidents as a result of stoves or faucets being left on, wandering or being lost even in familiar settings, or it is unknown how they will react in emergency situations.
What to look for in Memory Care Communities
All Memory Care communities are licensed by the state, and their license determines the level of care the community can provide. Memory Care communities offer a variety of approaches – some have seniors live in a small setting with others at approximately the same cognitive level, others integrate cognitive levels. Depending on the state, some, not all, Memory Care Communities are contracted with state Medicaid services for seniors who qualify both financially and with care needs.
Most assisted living for the elderly offer customizable plans for each resident, including various levels of assistance. Our senior living advisors are available to help you determine the level of care your loved one requires and select the perfect community for his or her unique needs and lifestyle wishes. We can even help you determine if it’s the right time to make the transition to assisted living by taking a look at things like mobility, medication, mood, memory, mental state, and more.
How Oasis Senior Advisors can help
At Oasis Senior Advisors®, we understand that searching for memory care services for your elderly loved one can be overwhelming—with so many options to choose from, how can you be sure that you’re selecting the right community for your family member? When you turn to our dedicated team for assistance, we will help identify appropriate options and so that you can determine the perfect memory care solution for your loved one and your family as a whole.