Is Memory Care Right for Your Loved One?
Summerset Senior Living’s communities in Rancho Cordova/Gold River, CA and Lincoln, CA offer plenty of options for seniors in their golden years. Memory care is one such option and it incorporates the latest therapies available to people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. If you or a loved one is dealing with these conditions, you may be wondering if memory care is right for you. Here’s more information about our memory care communities that may clear some things up for you.
What is Memory Care?
People living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can have difficulty remembering details from the past. They may even have trouble knowing what year it is or recognizing the faces of close family members. While there is no cure for these conditions, there are some therapies which have been proven to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life. Memory care seeks to utilize these therapies, helping seniors and their families deal with the debilitating symptoms of memory loss conditions and have more lucid days together.
Summerset Senior Living’s Memory Care Communities
Everything about our memory care communities is designed to provide therapy for people living with memory loss while still fostering independence and allowing them to thrive. We believe that memory care providers should, “See the person, find the story.” By finding out more about each individual resident, we are better able to provide individualized care. Knowing who each resident was in the past helps us understand how to bring out that person today.
Every one of our memory care staff members is carefully selected for their training and experience in dealing with the unique needs of those living with dementia. This provides peace of mind for families who may not be equipped to give this type of care. By selecting a memory care community, families can focus on strengthening their relationships with senior loved ones without having to take on the role of caretaker. Memory care is also designed to foster a stress-free environment where our residents can learn new things while standing on a comforting foundation of safety and routine. Memory care residents have ample opportunities to learn new skills like low-impact sports, gardening, and art while interacting with each other and the surrounding community; they’re even allowed to have their own pets, something that has been shown to reduce stress and improve dementia symptoms.
The option for shared rooms is another benefit of the memory care services offered at Summerset Senior Living. Having a roommate can help you save money, provide meaningful companionship, and offer opportunities for growth. We always strive to match our residents based on personality, sleeping patterns, and many other factors. Unlike many other memory care communities, Summerset also allows senior couples to live together in the same room, even if one partner has dementia and the other does not. Depending on the circumstances (primarily, whether or not one partner engages in exit-seeking behaviors), couples may be able to live together in a secured or non-secured area of our memory care communities. Our memory care residents appreciate having day-to-day interaction with a familiar face that will bring them comfort.
Everything about our memory care communities is centered around providing new experiences while preserving our residents’ dignity and self-respect. Living with dementia isn’t easy, but with proper care and treatment, patients can reduce their symptoms for a better quality of life. If you’re interested in learning more about Summerset’s memory care communities, get in touch with us at our Rancho Cordova, CA or Lincoln, CA communities. Visit our contact page and fill out the online form or call the memory care community closest to you to receive a free brochure.