Choices & Alternatives In Senior Care
For seniors and their families in need of assistance, there are a variety of care and lifestyle options available. It is important to learn about these choices before making a decision.
Learn About Your OptionsClick on a type of care that is listed below and it will appear to the right, replacing the care option that is currently there.
Dementia / Memory Care
There are facilities that provide special care and services for those people with dementia, Alzheimer's disease and other cognitive issues. Many of these facilities offer a secured perimeter (walls and fences) and/or security alarms systems that keep track of the residents whereabouts.
Dementia/memory care may be offered in a variety of care settings that include:
- Adult Day Care Centers
- Assisted Living Facilities
- Adult Care Facilities
- Nursing Homes
It is very important that staff members in memory care facilities have an understanding of cognitive issues and a tremendous amount of patience. Also, the activity programs should be adapted to the mental capabilities of the residents and may include sensory stimulation, cognitive therapies, and physical and occupational therapies. In many states, this type of care requires meeting special or additional licensing requirements.
For seniors who have brain damage due to injury or strokes, there are facilities that specialize in traumatic brain injury.