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When is the right time for a resident to move from independent living to the memory care unit? The answer is…it depends. Everyone experiences dementia differently. Some can fully and comfortably live out their diagnosis in an independent living setting, even as they progress through the early stages of dementia. However, as the various stages of dementia progress, a better quality of life may necessitate moving from independent living to memory care. That decision can be difficult.
It may be even harder if they believe they’re doing just fine in independent living. Transitioning to memory care can offer significant benefits and safety that often improves the quality of life for one affected by dementia. At Abbeylawn, with two secured memory care floors in the same building, the transition can be easier on both the resident and their family.
What is Memory Care?
Memory care is a specialized form of care that is designed to support individuals with memory loss or cognitive impairment, such as dementia. Memory care facilities, like Abbeylawn, offer a safe and supportive environment where residents can receive the care and support they need to maintain their independence and quality of life.
Memory care is provided by trained professionals who are experienced in working with individuals with memory loss. This care may include assistance with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and eating, as well as support with medications and other medical needs. Memory care facilities also offer a range of activities and programs that are designed to stimulate the mind and promote socialization, such as music therapy, art therapy, and memory games.
When choosing a memory care facility, it is important to consider the level of care and support that is provided. At Abbeylawn, we offer 24-hour staffing and supervision, as well as a structured daily routine that includes meals, activities, and medication management. Our dedicated and compassionate staff are committed to providing the highest level of care and support to our residents.
In addition to the care and support that we provide, Abbeylawn offers a comfortable and inviting environment that feels like home. Our facility features private suites, as well as common areas where residents can socialize and enjoy activities. We also offer a range of amenities, such as a library, a beauty salon, and an outdoor recreation area to ensure that our residents have access to everything they need to maintain their quality of life.
If a loved one is in need of memory care, we invite you to visit Abbeylawn and see for yourself the exceptional level of care and support that we provide. Contact us today to schedule a tour and learn more about the services and amenities that we offer.
Memory Care FAQ
Memory care is a specialized form of care that is designed to support individuals with memory loss or cognitive impairment, such as dementia. Memory care facilities offer a safe and supportive environment where residents can receive the care and support they need to maintain their independence and quality of life.
Memory care and assisted living are both forms of deeper care within a congregate setting, but they have some key differences. Memory care is specifically designed for individuals with memory loss or cognitive impairment and provides a high level of support and supervision. It often involves assisted living requirements depending on the individual.
Assisted living, on the other hand, is for seniors who need help with activities of daily living but do not have cognitive impairment.
Memory care facilities typically offer a range of services and amenities to support the needs of their residents. These include 24-hour staffing and supervision, assistance with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and eating, support with medications and other medical needs, and a variety of activities and programs to stimulate the mind and promote socialization, such as music therapy, art therapy, and memory games.
Memory care facilities may also offer private suites, common areas, and amenities such as a courtyard, a library, and a beauty salon.
When choosing a memory care facility, it is important to consider the level of care and support that is provided. You should also consider the facility’s location, amenities, and reputation. It can also be helpful to visit the facility in person and speak with the staff and residents to get a better understanding of the care and support that is offered.
The added feature of aging in place to negate any further moves is also most beneficial to the mental well-being of the resident.