If you are interested in learning more about assisted living communities, and how they operate, you should consider the basics of memory care and what it involves. According to the National Center for Assisted Living, there are more than 835,000 people in the U.S. currently residing in some form of an assisted living community.
There is a difference between assisted living and memory care. Assisted living facilities are oftentimes like nursing homes, which are used for situations normally caused by an incident or injury when a person needs to be taken care of physically on a moment-to-moment basis. A luxury assisted living home can be used to take care of a loved one 24 hours a day. Typically, memory care deals with the elderly as well as assisted living, however, a person may be younger when this occurs, which could include dementia, Alzheimer’s, or other onset memory loss issues, etc. Memory care does not always involve taking care of a person’s physical needs but helping them mentally function throughout the day. For more information on being this kind of caregiving, consider continuing on with the video.