Memory, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care
While many families prefer to keep their loved one at home for as long as possible, a person who suffers from dementia or Alzheimer’s will eventually need 24-hour supervised care. Typically, a person who requires memory care needs help with medications, bathing, grooming, eating, dressing and other daily tasks.
Memory, dementia and Alzheimer’s care are often provided in a secure assisted living or board and care community. Residents may live in semi-private apartments or private rooms. Structured activities are provided by staff members who are trained specifically on caring for those with memory impairment. If a resident has a spouse, that spouse may live on another floor or wing.
Memory Care Communities
Memory care communities are focused solely on memory, dementia and Alzheimer’s Care and are staffed by professionals specifically trained to provide care for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. Services are similar to what is offered in an assisted living community. Special features include safety precautions to prevent wandering, such as secured courtyards and doors with alarms. Many memory care communities offer cognitive therapies and programs meant to keep the brain active and engaged.
The Greater San Francisco Bay Area offers a wide range of memory, dementia and Alzheimer’s care options. Prices can vary greatly, depending on the location and whether you choose an assisted living facility with a memory care wing or a specialized, freestanding memory care community. As your memory care advisors, Premier Residential Placement Service can help you understand the pros and cons of each option so that you make the most informed decision for your loved one.
For more information about memory care in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, please contact memory care advisors Premier Residential Placement Service at 415 717 8166. Complimentary advice and free 24-hour support.