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Memory Care vs Assisted Living vs Independent Living

Understanding Options for Senior Living

We are lucky to be living in a time when there are so many options for senior living. However, it can be difficult to understand how they differ from one another. What distinguishes independent living from assisted living? And what exactly is memory care?

Independent Living

These communities are designed specifically for older, active seniors. People who reside here are typically in good health, active, and looking to get the absolute most out of life.

Independent living communities offer a wide range of fun events, classes, programs, social and recreational activities, as well as opulent amenities. They also give residents the freedom to live their lives without being tied down by housing and maintenance chores.

Assisted Living Communities

Seniors who need some help with daily tasks but are still active do well in assisted living facilities. Caregivers are available to assist with bathing, grooming, medication management, and other activities of daily living (ADLs).

Assisted living typically includes care services such as housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation, and transportation. These communities provide a home-like environment where residents have access to help whenever needed. They also provide a variety of activities to encourage socialization and physical activity with other residents.

Senior in memory care shares photo album with caregiver, smiling and reliving memories

Memory Care

These long-term residential communities offer specialized care for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Memory care facilities create a secure, safe environment with daily schedules. This stability helps minimize stress for residents with memory issues.

Memory care residences incorporate features like alarmed doors, enclosed outdoor spaces, and heightened security measures. This is all to protect seniors and prevent them from wandering or getting lost. Knowing that your loved ones are safe and cared for provides priceless peace of mind for you and your family.

Living Life to the Fullest

At The Virginian, our goal is to change the negative ideas associated with outdated senior communities. To learn more about our continuum of care, please visit us online or call The Virginian today.

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