March 9, 2022
If you and your loved one are starting to explore options for long-term care, it’s common to feel slightly overwhelmed by your choices. Senior living can vary significantly in terms of location, levels of care, amenities and cost.
Assisted living and memory care are two growing areas of senior living, but what are the differences between assisted living and memory care? Before making a quick decision about your options, it’s important to explore the unique benefits each level of care provides.
Assisted living and memory care provide many of the same services. Both senior living options will provide comfortable housing, nutritious meals, and help associated with the activities of daily living. However, memory care is designed to specialize in caring for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease or or forms of dementia.
Make the best decision about the care of your loved one by exploring the unique differences between assisted living and memory care.
One of the best ways to decide between assisted living and memory care for your loved one is to have a conversation with their primary care provider. If your loved one is experiencing issues with memory, aggression, depression, or wandering, memory care might be the right choice for their unique needs.
However, if your loved one is looking mainly for support associated with the activities of daily living and medication management, they might thrive in an assisted living community. Through assisted living, they can find the right amount of support paired with the right amount of independence.
At Autumn Leaves, we love helping seniors get the right level of care and providing caregiver support. We offer both long-term assisted living apartments and skilled nursing care for individuals with short- or long-term needs.
Autumn Leaves combines the independence and privacy of your own home with the 24-hour support of our helpful staff. There’s comfort in the familiar feel and intimacy of our assisted living apartments and common areas. We invite you to contact us today to learn more about assisted living in our community and schedule a visit to Autumn Leaves.