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Memory Care homes are especially designed, maintained, and staffed for people who have Alzheimer's or other forms of Dementia. These facilities have a unique design including alarms on all windows and doors to prevent wandering. Staffing typically has taken special courses and/or seminars on how to care for seniors with behaviors such as aggression, depression and confusion.
The floor plans are typically one level, with level surfaces for walking. Most homes have novelties such as textured pictures on the walls, for sight and touch, enclosed court yards for freedom and security, some even have pets for the residents to enjoy. The floors are distinctly different colors than the walls so as to not confuse a person's gait. Semi-private rooms are available and sometimes preferred to prevent loneliness and isolation.
Like the other options for housing, Memory Care can take place in a large or smaller community.
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Independent Living is ideal for seniors who are looking for companionship and freedom from housekeeping, laundry, transportation, and preparing meals. The larger apartment style communities have a "hotel" feel.
They customarily have a community dining room, with wait staff to take orders. They also have a beauty salon, vans or buses for transportation, and community areas such as library, TV room, gym, medical clinic, etc. Apartments vary in sizes from studios to two bedroom, two bath designs.
This type of facility also offers the option of emergency call button in all of the rooms. Independent Living is great for seniors who are on the go and are able to live on their own, but enjoy the shared dining experience and relief from the upkeep of a home or apartment.
We work with many of the larger homes for Independent Living. Our smaller board and care facilities accept independent seniors as well. Independent Living has no state regulations to follow. Our parents invested numerous hours of heartfelt love and discipline to make us the persons that we have become. They've held our hands, wiped our tears, comforted us, walked us down the isle, taught us right from wrong, picked us up, been there when we thought no one else was and always had our best interest at heart. It's our turn to return the love. I can help you with choosing an Assisted Living Facility that best suits their needs.
Assisted Living is probably the most popular choice among seniors and their families. Assisted Living communities are often viewed as the best of both worlds. Residents have as much independence as they want with the knowledge that personal care and support services are available if they need them. Assisted living communities are designed and staffed to provide residents with assistance with basic ADLs (activities of daily living) such as bathing, grooming, dressing, and more. This gives residents and family members peace of mind. Some states also allow assisted living to offer medication assistance and/or reminders. Assisted living communities differ from nursing homes in that they don’t offer complex medical services. However, residents may enlist the services of third-party providers for such needs.
The larger apartment style communities have a "hotel" feel. They customarily have a community dining room with wait staff to take orders. They may also have a beauty salon, vans or buses for transportation, and other community areas such as a library, TV room, gym, medical clinic, etc. Apartments vary in size from studios to two bedroom, two bath designs.
Private homes are modified to meet state inspection requirements. These smaller homes are particularly good for seniors who have special physical needs. (Macular degeneration, dementia, etc..) Residents receive more one on one attention because they are typically limited to six seniors in the home. These offer a family environment and have a sense of "home" verses "hotel". Assisted Living Facilities are regulated by the state.
Assisted living communities may be set up as apartment style living offering studio, one-bedroom and two-bedrooms with kitchenettes. Designed with enrichment centers for activities, social areas for entertainment, libraries, private dining room and an array of other amenities.
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