assisted living vs memory care

You’ve probably come across Assisted Living and Memory Care on more than a few websites. While they share some similarities, these are two different service options that cater to the needs of two different types of older adults.

It’s no secret that jumping into the world of senior living can be a lot.  Not only are you weighing costs, convenience, and care – you’re also considering the different levels of care that are available to you or your loved one. But not to worry – we’re here to help!

What is Assisted Living?

Assisted Living is recommended for older adults who need a helping hand with day-to-day tasks – such as bathing, getting dressed, and using the restroom. They don’t require round-the-clock care – but they always have a team ready to support them whenever needs arise.

Assisted Living includes:

  • Bathing, showering, oral care, and grooming support
  • Regular opportunities for activity and socialization with some support provided
  • Accommodations for mechanical soft, pureed, or thickened liquids diets

What is Memory Care?

Memory Care services are typically recommended for those living with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or any other form of cognitive impairment. These individuals require 24/7 support – both with daily tasks and exercises that will help preserve their memory.

Memory Care includes:

  • Alzheimer’s care with an emphasis on cognitive health
  • Regular opportunities for activity and socialization with extra caregiver support
  • Assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs)

We’re proud to offer a full continuum of care that spans Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living and Skilled Services for the residents who call our campuses home. To find a care option that’s best for you or your loved one, visit our services page located here.