March 9, 2022
If you and your loved one have started the process of researching options for long-term care, you might be finding yourselves a little overwhelmed by your choices. Senior living is a great option for older adults, but every community offers different locations, levels of care, amenities, services and costs.
Assisted living and memory care are two quickly growing areas of senior living. Many senior living communities offer a continuum of care, which includes both levels of care to accommodate each resident’s unique needs. Exploring the benefits of both types of care can help you make a better decision for all concerned.
Both assisted living and memory care provide many similar services. They’re designed to provide comfortable housing, nutritious meals, and help associated with the activities of daily living. However, memory care offers more specialized care for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.
Make the best decision about finding the right kind of care by exploring the unique differences between assisted living and memory care.
Deciding between assisted living and memory care doesn’t have to be a decision you make alone. Meet with your loved one’s doctor and discuss your questions, concerns, and thoughts. A physician can help you determine the best level of care for now and well into the future.
If your loved one is having symptoms ranging from aggression, depression, or wandering, memory care might be the right choice for their unique needs. However, if what they mainly need is support associated with the activities of daily living and medication management, they might thrive in an assisted living community.
The goal is to help your loved one find the right level of care and support with the freedom to maintain as much independence as possible.
At Signature Pointe, we believe every resident is different, every story is unique, and every journey to our senior living community is one of a kind. We offer both long-term assisted living apartments and 24/7 specialized memory care accommodations to best suit your family member’s needs.
We encourage you to learn more about our senior living community in Dallas, Texas. Simply use these links to contact us or schedule a tour to learn more about how we can help your loved one thrive in our memory care or assisted living neighborhoods.