Three Reasons Memory Care Assisted Living Is a Great Asset for Someone with Alzheimer’s

When somebody is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, the world can certainly seem to be a frightening place. Theres no cure for this form of dementia, but there are things people can do to not only slow down the progression, but also maintain a higher quality of life. Memory care assisted living is one of those options that can be incredibly beneficial. 

Memory care assisted living is a little bit different than the traditional assisted living communities in that these are specifically designed to help support men and women who have been diagnosed with some form of dementia. 

There are numerous reasons why memory care assisted living is such a great option. Here we highlight just three of the most critical ones. 


Reason #1: Residents receive around-the-clock care.

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This doesn’t mean a staff member at assisted living is going to be working with that senior around-the-clock, but they have access to quality staff when needed. 

In the middle of the night, first thing in the morning, or late in the afternoon or evening, a person who is dealing with the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s can rely on one of these experienced staff members. 

For those living at home alone right now, that can be a huge benefit. It can alleviate a tremendous amount of stress and anxiety. For many, this reason is enough to consider memory care assisted living. 


Reason #2: A consistent environment. 

People with dementia do better in a consistent environment. That means being surrounded by the same things and the same people day after day. 

This breeds familiarity. Familiarity breeds comfort. That’s one of the most important aspects for somebody who is struggling with memory loss. 

Imagine waking up in the morning and not recognizing your surroundings. Forgetting where you are, maybe that family member or friend or even neighbor who stops in to help you doesn’t look like somebody you know. 

In a memory care assisted living community, these seniors will have a consistent environment that can offer a great deal of assurance and reassurance as the years progress. 


Reason #3: Experienced care providers. 

The more experience a person has in helping someone with Alzheimer’s, the more it can actually benefit that senior who has been diagnosed with dementia. 

That’s because when people work with other seniors dealing with the same conditions, circumstances, and memory loss, they develop strategies that are effective. 

Some of these strategies can help slow down the progression of memory loss (Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation), but they can also bring comfort. 

If you or somebody you know has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia, seriously consider a memory care assisted living facility. It could very well be the best decision you or they make for quality of life, safety, and comfort in the coming years. 


If you or an aging loved one are considering Assisted Living near Mobile, 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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