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5 Important Facts You Need to Know About Memory Care

March 22, 2022

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You’re probably learning a lot if you’re starting to research memory care communities. Memory care is a type of long-term care designed to support individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. This type of care is suited for someone who requires a higher level of support than what is offered in traditional assisted living settings and who can benefit from more personalized care and support.

Memory care residents benefit from a safe, supportive environment dedicated to providing specialized programming, activities, and living arrangements to support their unique needs.

If you are the primary caregiver for a loved one with dementia, you should take time to explore all the beneficial services offered at memory care communities. It may be time now – or will soon be – to realize that your loved one’s care needs are exceeding your capacity to provide them, and a memory care community would be the best option for all concerned.

Below are some of the essential facts you should know when you start to explore your options for memory care communities in and around Dallas, Texas.

Fact: Highly Trained Staff Members

Because of the unique nature of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, staff members in memory care facilities have to be highly trained to specialize in memory support. By assisting with the activities associated with daily living, staff members can help individuals navigate their symptoms in a healthy way.

Fact: Living Areas Are Specially Designed for Individuals with Dementia

Dementia symptoms can vary based on the progression of the disease. For individuals living with later stages of Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, wandering, confusion and aggression is not uncommon. Memory care communities offer uniquely designed floor plans that cater to residents with brightly lit areas, large hallways and limited distractions.

Fact: Memory Care Communities Are Safe and Secure

Senior living communities offer caregivers peace of mind by providing secure campuses with 24/7 monitoring. Freestanding memory care facilities or memory care neighborhoods in full-service senior living communities provide enhanced security measures to keep residents safe at all times.

Fact: Memory Care Programming Offers Specialized Activities and Amenities

Memory care communities can keep residents engaged by providing unique programming such as art therapy, baking, music, massage and pet therapy. Keeping residents active and engaged is vital in helping them maintain a sense of dignity, worth and independence.

Fact: There Is No One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Memory Care

Most memory care communities offer highly personalized care for residents. Everyone progresses through the stages of dementia at different rates, so the level of care they need varies. Memory care communities are intentionally designed to support individual needs in a way that improves the quality of life and emphasizes what remains instead of what has been lost.

Key Services at Memory Care Communities

Most memory care communities offer the same services as assisted living settings but with enhanced features that cater to individuals living with memory loss.

Some of the unique features of memory care offered through Signature Pointe include:

  • Planned daily activities, including social, cultural, educational and religious programming
  • Art and music therapy, cooking and gardening activities, mind aerobic, and fit-for-life exercise
  • Aromatherapy, soothing flower garden and an enclosed patio
  • Small, cozy common area and soft cove lighting
  • Home-style dining shared with staff, prepared on-site, with input from a certified dietitian
  • Security with 24/7 monitoring in community living areas

Learn More About Memory Care at Signature Pointe

At Signature Pointe, our person-based care is rooted in the residents. We customize our dementia care and activities to what our residents respond to the most. Every activity and amenity we offer at our Dallas, Texas, memory care community is structured to offer what residents need.

Our staff is trained and dedicated to helping residents feel a sense of independence, respect and dignity. And when it comes to memory care, we know it can make all the difference.

We invite you to learn more about our memory care community and schedule a tour for you and your loved one. Contact us today.

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