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What is Memory Care Like?

What is Memory Care Like

When a loved one is living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, nothing is more important than his or her well-being. So, when your loved one’s dementia symptoms progress, it may be time to consider residential long-term care options, including specialized dementia care, also known as memory care. If you have an older adult in your life that you are considering memory care for, you may have several questions, including, “What is memory care like?” and “Is this the right level of care for my family?”

While choosing the right senior care options may seem overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be. Armed with a little more knowledge, making the choice to move your loved one to a memory care unit may seem less scary and more manageable.

How Memory Care Communities Care for People Living with Dementia

It’s not unusual for many people to feel apprehensive about memory care facilities. If that sounds like you or your family, you’re not alone. But we want you to know that the right memory care community can be a blessing for the whole family and improve quality of life for all involved.

At Avista memory care communities, you can expect features and amenities like the following.

Delicious Mealtimes

Mealtimes are priorities. We have a full, ever-changing calendar of meals for residents to pick from and enjoy. Meals are nutritious without sacrificing taste and, of course, our courteous staff members always take care of residents with dietary restrictions.

For many of our dementia patients, mealtimes are some of the most joyful times of the day, when they can socialize with each other, visiting family members, and staff.

Tailored Exercise Programs

Memory care at Avista doesn’t only focus on the mind; it also focuses on the body. Our memory care residents can participate in regularly scheduled on-site wellness classes that are fun and challenging while still keeping their abilities in mind.

Arts and Crafts

Just like anyone else, people living with memory loss feel the need to create. That is why art therapy, in the form of arts and crafts, is readily available to all our memory care residents.

Accessible Common Areas

Socialization is an important part of day-to-day life at Avista. Our communities feature accessible common areas that facilitate formal gatherings and informal social sessions alike.

Group Activities

Music therapy/group choir, bingo, movie nights, and more are all on our calendar of events to engage residents every day in fresh and exciting ways.

Outdoor Spaces

Our memory care and assisted living communities feature secure courtyards with walking paths and greenery so residents can get fresh air, some sunshine, and exercise when they please.

Personal Care Services

Avista staff members are dedicated to offering the right level of care to every single resident. That means tailoring care plans for each resident’s unique care needs. A major part of our residential memory care services include assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) like toileting and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) like medication management.

Secure Environment

Avista communities are designed with safety as a priority. Our memory care and assisted living facilities boast safety features like locking exterior doors, grab bars, and easy-to-follow floor plans.

The Right Staffing

Avista is nothing without its dedicated team. We are proud to offer residents not a great trained staff-to-resident ratio .Our diverse team is dedicated to senior care and includes 24/7 caregivers, visiting healthcare providers, chefs, janitorial staff, receptionists, and more.

Memory Care, the Avista Way

At Avista, we believe that memory care can be joyful and meaningful, where residents living with cognitive impairment can make each day count. Learn more about our senior living options, including respite care, assisted living, and memory care. We can answer any question you may have about our services, including what memory care is like at an Avista senior living community and if it is the right type of care for your family’s needs.

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