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Memory Care vs. Assisted Living: Understanding the Differences

Transitioning a loved one into a care facility arises both emotion and confusion. In terms of the latter, “confusion” is often a result of misunderstanding the types of care facilities available for your elderly loved ones. Namely, we distinguishing between “memory care” and “assisted living.” While both of these facilities aim to provide quality care to seniors, they serve distinct needs and operate on different care models.

Today, we’ll examine the differences between Memory Care and Assisted Living facilities to help you make more informed decisions.

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Understanding Memory Care: What It Is and Who It’s For

Life expectancy is on the rise thanks to evolving modern medicine and increased health awareness. While increased life expectancy is a beautiful thing, it doesn’t come without complications. An increase in our aging population offers a unique set of challenges, particularly for those affected by memory disorders.

These challenges have created a greater need for memory care. Memory care is a specialized form of long-term skilled care designed to meet the specific needs of those individuals battling Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and many other memory problems.

But what is memory care and how does it work? How do you know when someone you love truly needs memory care?

In this article, we’ll explore memory care as a service and how it can help enhance the quality of life for many loved ones.

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The Benefits of Assisted Living: Why Seniors Flourish

Assisted living offers a variety of benefits to both seniors and their families. As our loved ones age, we begin to experience the complexities that sometimes come with their living situations. Because we want what is best for them, we explore assisted living and its benefits. 

In this article, we’ll help you better understand all the advantages and blessings for seniors who opt for a supportive, enjoyable senior living experience. 

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