Aging is a part of life. Along with wrinkles and gray hair, many people experience changes in their memory. For some, these changes are mild and don’t interfere with daily life. However, for others, memory loss can be severe enough to disrupt daily activities and drastically reduce the quality of life.
What is Memory Care?
Memory care is a type of long-term care designed specifically for people with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and other cognitive impairments. The main goal of memory care is to provide a safe and supportive environment for seniors who are no longer able to live on their own. Memory care communities offer a safe and secure environment with 24/7 supervision and support. Residents can live in private or shared apartments and have access to common areas, including dining rooms, living rooms, outdoor spaces, and activity rooms.
Services and Amenities
Memory care communities offer a wide range of services and amenities, but not all communities are the same. They should provide structure and routine to help residents with cognitive impairments. Staff members are trained to deal with memory loss and provide the necessary support and assistance. In addition to the supportive environment, memory care communities should offer a variety of activities and programs designed to stimulate the mind and keep residents engaged.
Reasons to Move Your Loved Ones to Memory Care
There are many reasons why seniors should move to a memory care community. First and foremost, memory care provides the 24-hour supervision and support that is so often necessary for those with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, memory care communities offer specialized activities and programs designed to keep residents engaged and mentally active.
Perhaps most importantly, though, memory care communities give seniors a sense of community and belonging. For many seniors, moving to a memory care community is like moving to a new home – one where they can make new friends and enjoy a better quality of life.
Memory loss can be severe enough to disrupt daily activities and drastically reduce the quality of life.
Salize, Avanti Senior Living’s Memory Support Program
Avanti’s memory care program, Salize, is designed to help residents thrive. We provide a safe and supportive
environment that is proven to reduce or even eliminate the need for mood-stabilizing drugs. Our holistic approach to
care means that we focus on the whole person – not just their cognitive impairment. Our team of experts provides
the physical, social, and emotional support that residents need to live their best life.
Some of the services and amenities offered by Salize include:
¬ Personalized care plans
¬ Freedom of choice
¬ Fitness classes
¬ Housekeeping services
¬ Medication management
¬ Serenity room
¬ Restaurant-style meals
If you are considering a memory care community for your loved one, we encourage you to learn more about Salize.
We would be honored to answer any questions you may have.