Memory Care facilities are for seniors with all stages of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia in care settings that offer special services, security and protection.
• Alzheimer’s and Dementia units are specially designed to prevent residents that are at risk for “exit seeking” or wandering away from their residence and getting lost or injured. These facilities are considered secure or locked which means that the outer doors are locked or secure with an alarm system so residents are not able to wander out of the community unattended.
• All indoor areas and secure outdoor spaces or courtyards allow residents the freedom to safely enjoy walks, gardening, socializing or other scheduled activities.
• Staff members have been specially trained to assist seniors who have memory impairments. Caregivers and nurses are additionally skilled at addressing behavioral problems and sensitive to their special needs.
• Targeted programs, social activities and interaction are offered on a daily basis to help maintain memory and physical functioning with dignity and compassion.
• Care and health services are available by Certified Nursing Assistants and Licensed Nurses 24 hours a day. This care option is best for seniors with moderate to advanced memory challenges and those with strong wandering tendencies or difficult behavioral issues.
• These facilities can be solely designated for the Dementia/Alzheimer’s patient or part of an Assisted Living or Nursing Home facility as a separate wing or unit.
Alternate Names for a Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care Facility:
Alzheimer’s Unit | Dementia Unit | Memory Care Facility | Specialty Care Community
Please Note: Depending upon the level of care, Adult Family Homes /Adult Care Homes can often meet the needs of Dementia Care patients. Many tend to fair better in the smaller home environment.