Memory care communities are places for seniors with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia to live. They are designed to provide a safe, secure and supportive atmosphere where residents can thrive. But not all memory care communities are created equal. They vary in a lot of ways, from the level of care they provide to the amenities. Some memory care communities have more advanced dementia care while others may be more focused on socialization and activities. There are many different types of communities out there, each offering something unique. Avanti Senior Living’s Memory Care program, Salize, is based on years of research and designed specifically with seniors in mind.

Check out these differences in common types of memory care communities:

1) Programming – Approach to Memory Care

Many memory care communities may provide memory care only during the day and offer traditional assisted living for those who need more assistance at night, such as bathing or medication management. At Salize, our approach is different from other communities. We focus on holistic care that provides the right personalized care to fit individual needs and abilities. We also offer 24-hour care with staff on call to assist residents as needed. More importantly, our staff is trained exclusively in the care and comfort of those with dementia.

2) Dining

It’s no secret that many memory care communities offer residents prepackaged foods, fried foods, and even foods that have little to no nutritional value.
At Avanti, we understand the importance of healthy foods and the impact it has on one’s mental, as well as physical, wellbeing. You will not find any unhealthy, prepackaged foods on the Avanti menu. Instead, the custom menu caters to residents’ choices and accommodates any allergies or special dietary needs of each resident. Our “Green Kitchen” offers desserts made from scratch as well as some regional favorites!

3) Amenities

Amenities at memory care communities differ from one community to another. When you think of those living with dementia, you may think that they are unable to participate in activities. This couldn’t be further from the truth for most residents. At Avanti, we empower residents by offering a range of amenities that can be used as needed or wanted. From art classes to fitness classes, and massages to our on-site salon, we find that customized engagements empower our residents to thrive.

At Salize, our approach is different from other communities. We focus on holistic care
that provides the right personalized care to fit individual needs and abilities.

4) Lifestyle

Lifestyle is not just how you live, but it is the environment in which you live. Many memory care communities have a hospital-like setting…white walls, lack of decor, or smells of bleach. Did you know that residents living in a cluttered environment are more likely to experience confusion?

At Salize, you’ll find a balanced living environment with plenty of natural lighting, high ceilings, a reading area, a serenity room, and engaging activities. Each amenity is carefully designed by experts in the field of senior care.

Final Thoughts

When it’s time to transition your loved one to a memory care community, remember to find one that is tailored to suit the unique needs of your family member. Salize at Avanti Senior Living offers a secure, comfortable environment with plenty of privacy and freedom of choice for your loved one. To learn more about our services and amenities, please get in touch today!