Assisted Living vs. Memory Care

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Senior living is far from one size fits all. That’s why it’s important to understand the key differences between assisted living  and memory care to find the best fit for yourself or someone you care about.

What is assisted living?

Assisted living is an excellent option for those requiring assistance with activities of daily living. This level of care helps maintain and maximize the resident’s independence, all the while supporting and assisting when needed. Perhaps your loved one would benefit from assistance with dressing, grooming, bathing, or managing their medications. Assistance can be as simple as a morning medication reminder or as complex as consistent help with activities throughout the day. Highly trained staff members are available to provide as much or as little support as your loved one desires.

Residents often live in private or shared assisted living suites or senior apartments. They enjoy access to a wide range of services and amenities offered by the community, from fitness and wellness centers to restaurant-style dining and scheduled transportation.

Typical services and amenities offered in assisted living include:

  • Daily meals
  • Housekeeping
  • Health & exercise programs
  • Social programs & activities
  • Transportation
  • Access to medical services
  • 24-hour security
What is memory care?

Intentionally designed for those living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, memory care environments are safe, secure, and comfortable. Residents typically live in semiprivate suites or private rooms, with highly trained professionals on hand to nurture and care for them.

Through meaningful activities and connections with loved ones, these communities encourage cognitive stimulation, socialization, and a continued sense of purpose.

Common services and amenities offered in memory care include:

  • Comfortable private or semiprivate rooms
  • Daily meals
  • Housekeeping
  • Secure common & outdoor areas
  • Medication management
  • Exercise & physical therapy programs
  • Social programs & activities
  • 24-hour security

Many senior living communities offer a continuum of care, enabling residents to move from level to level as their needs change over time. These communities prioritize personalization and are willing to work with you and your family to find the solution that best addresses your needs.