When dealing with the progression of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of memory loss, it can be tough to know whether you should choose Memory Care or in-home care for dementia.
On one hand, you have the familiarity of home, and on the other, you have a space designed specifically for those with memory loss, with support from highly trained associates. This blog post will explore your Memory Care options, including information on providing memory support at home and moving to The Élite Collection by Silverstone and Watermark.
A Memory Care community features a layout with design cues and safety features — including keycard access and secure patios and gardens — that help your loved one feel calm and secure while providing an appropriate level of social interaction and activities. Professionally trained associates are available 24/7 to meet the mental and emotional needs of residents and to help with activities of daily living, manage medication, and provide meals, transportation and housekeeping. Memory Care communities also maintain a higher associate-to-resident ratio than other levels of care.
The best Memory Care communities include therapies and activities for residents. These structured programs often require specially trained associates and aim to reduce cognitive decline, promote positive reminiscence and comfort residents. These therapies can include:
In-home care allows seniors to remain in their own homes while receiving assistance from professional caregivers who can help with activities of daily living like bathing, eating, getting dressed, medication management, housekeeping and more. Typically care can range from a few hours a week spent providing companionship, preparing meals and housekeeping to round-the-clock supervision.
While home care aides are usually trained in the nuances of issues related to memory loss, they usually aren’t licensed to provide medical services.
Now that you understand the difference between Memory Care and in-home care for dementia, which one is right for your loved one? To help you decide, here are some factors to consider:
The Élite Collection by Silverstone and Watermark, delivers compassionate, specialized care for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of memory loss. To learn more about all our levels of senior care, or for help deciding what’s best for your loved one and your family, explore our communities here.
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November 5, 2022
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