What is Memory Care?
Memory care is senior living that provides intensive, specialized care for people with cognitive issues including Alzheimer's disease, dementia, or other types of memory problems. Memory care is provided in a secured environment by specially trained staff.
Memory Care is a specific type of care designed to meet the needs of individuals that have Alzheimer's disease, dementia, or other types of memory problems. Memory care is most often provided in a secured environment by specially trained staff in a shared or private room. It's also common that the early stages of memory support can be provided as an additional service at assisted living communities.
What does Memory Care include?
Depending on the community, Memory Care includes:
- 24-Hour Supervised Care
- Medical Monitoring and Medication Management
- An Environment That is Easy for Residents to Navigate
- Skilled Staff Trained to Assist Those with Dementia or Impaired Cognitive Abilities
- Assistance with Bathing, Dressing, Toileting, and Grooming
- Activities Geared Toward Strengthening Cognitive Abilities
- Three Meals a Day and Frequent Snacks
- Secured Environment
Many assisted living communities in Greater Cincinnati have nurses on-site during regular business hours but few have nursing 24/hours a day. Some are stand-alone memory care and others part of a full continuum of care or aligned with an assisted living community.
What does Memory Care cost?
Memory care costs typically range from $5,000 per month and upward to $10,000+ a month depending on location, services and amenities provided.