Some Key Benefits Memory Care Assisted Living Offers Seniors with Dementia

Memory care is essential for somebody who has been diagnosed with a form of dementia. Alzheimer’s is just one of several different forms of dementia an aging senior might be struggling with. When you’re talking about assisted living, memory care can be a valuable asset as he or she moves through the years and deals with the mounting challenges this disease can cause. 

Below are several benefits that a memory care assisted living facility can offer the aging senior in your life who may have recently been diagnosed with some form of dementia. 


Key Benefit #1: Professional, experienced support.

Assisted Living Spanish Fort, Al: Benefits of Memory Care

A memory care assisted living community is going to be staffed by individuals who understand the intimacies and key factors of dementia and other memory related challenges. 

Because of that, they can help each resident the way he or she needs to be supportive. Everyone is different and the disease impacts people in different ways. The more experience a care provider has, the more effective they can be at giving that senior what he or she needs most, at the best times. 


Key Benefit #2: Safety. 

When a senior with any form of dementia is living alone, their safety is compromised. Even the simplest of tasks can be serious hazards quickly. 

Consider somebody diagnosed with Alzheimer’s who is left alone for a few hours one afternoon. They may seem lucid and cogent at the time their spouse or other family member left, but suddenly they become disoriented and want to get out of the house. 

That won’t happen at a memory care assisted living facility. The resident will be properly monitored and the exits to the building or other facility will have alarms and alerts so staff can be aware when somebody does try to exit the building. 


Key Benefit #3: Companionship. 

Whether it’s from staff members or other residents, these seniors will be surrounded by people, people who understand the struggles and challenges they face. 

They might be able to play games, have conversations, or simply watch a movie or television program with other seniors. That companionship can go a long way toward helping encourage the senior or in difficult circumstances. 


As you can see, there are many benefits that a memory care assisted living community can offer aging seniors who have been diagnosed with some form of dementia. If they want to have a higher quality of life, be surrounded by peers their age, and have the right support on hand at any time of the day or night, memory care assisted living is the way to go. 


If you or an aging loved one are considering Assisted Living near Spanish Fort, AL, contact Ashbury Manor Specialty Care and Assisted Living at 251-317-3017. 

About Cindy Johnson

Ashbury Manor’s Administrator since 2008, Cindy Johnson is a long-time expert in the assisted living field. Prior to her arrival at Ashbury Manor, Cindy managed acquisitions and crisis management for existing and new larger senior care project developments for eleven years. As regional manager for an Oregon-based assisted living management company, Cindy was directly responsible for operations for five 50-65 bed assisted living facilities. As manager during the transition to new ownership, Cindy reorganized internal operations and conducted leadership training for Executive Directors. As a result of her management and expertise, one of the company’s facilities (in Ocala, Florida) received a deficiency-free survey, resulting in the lifting of a moratorium on operation.

A nurse for 36 years, senior care has always been Cindy’s passion. Desiring to work more closely with residents, Cindy became a Category II Administrator in 2005. As Ashbury Manor’s Administrator, Cindy understands the complexities associated with dementia and cognitive impairment and she has fallen in love with seniors with dementia or cognitive impairment and their families.

Cindy is Treasurer of the local “Senior Coalition” chapter. She enjoys mentoring new candidates who want to become administrators.

As a 16-bed facility, with Cindy's training and experience, our residents and their families can be sure Ashbury Manor’s carefully selected staff provides the expertise of a larger facility while maintaining the individualized personal care of a small special needs home.
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