1. It helps with daily life
Dementia is a medical condition that disrupts the brain’s normal function; Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form. Characterized in earlier stages by memory loss, dementia interferes with most aspects of daily life, making independent living impossible.
Becoming involved in a memory care program will help reduce daily living concerns.
2. It knows no boundaries
More than providing around-the-clock assistance, memory care programs attend to the mind, body and spirit with love and compassion.
It's about caring for the whole person. It gives hope through support and assistance to help your loved one achieve the highest possible level of independence and sense of self-esteem.
3. It gives peace of mind
Whether your loved one needs skilled nursing or assisted living, any location that provides memory care should be a comfortable place where family and friends can take part in the resident’s daily activities, personalize living spaces, and help improve his or her quality of life.
Types of memory care services
The Good Samaritan Society serves people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias in our nursing homes. If you should find your loved one requires specialized memory care, we also offer two additional solutions:
Memory care assisted living combines the services of assisted living with the safety and special support of memory care. Residents are encouraged to do daily activities on their own, with assistance from staff as needed.
For example, your loved one may need reminders to take medications or eat, but may not always need physical help doing those things. Or they might need assistance with daily tasks, like getting dressed.
Our staff is specially trained to offer encouragement and guidance to help your loved one in the most supportive, loving ways possible.
Equally important as physical needs, staff members help residents engage in meaningful activities that promote their social, emotional and spiritual well-being.
A special care unit is a secure environment designed to feel like home. Low noise levels, soothing colors, memory aids, comfortable furniture, and indoor and outdoor access are common.
Perhaps most importantly, staff members are trained to provide support, communicate effectively and encourage meaningful activities and interactions for your loved one.