Memory care is a type of senior living designed to meet the unique needs of older adults with memory impairment, including varying forms of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, as well as other neurological conditions that impact mobility or cognition, such as Parkinson’s disease.
These programs can be offered within a standalone community caring exclusively for those with memory impairment or as a dedicated program within an assisted living community that also provides accommodations for more independent individuals as part of a continuum of care. As those with neurological conditions can be prone to wandering, mobility issues, forgetfulness and compromised senses that impact their overall safety, memory care programs focus on providing a secure, adaptive environment.
The better memory care programs, such as Benchmark’s mind and memory care program, have specially trained staff and programs that go beyond providing care. We have used research to create therapeutic and sensory dining experiences that support residents’ current capabilities while engaging all senses and aiming to preserve short and long-term memory.