Alzheimer’s & Dementia
Assisted living v. memory care: What’s the difference?
December 01, 2023
The right amount of discreet care can help older adults participate, grow, and engage in what brings them purpose and joy. Here are a few of the benefits that quality senior care options can provide.
One of the key benefits of assisted living is the social connection and engagement that senior living communities foster. Research has found that isolation negatively impacts our health, and older adults are most at risk.
Moving to a senior living community that provides opportunities to participate in programs and workshops, attend fitness classes, volunteer with local organizations and socialize with other residents can improve quality of life for seniors. For those with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, specially designed memory care neighborhoods staffed with caregivers help residents stay safe while also maintaining their independence.
In many senior living communities, standard services might include chef-prepared meals, housekeeping and apartment maintenance, or transportation to and from local events and programs. Those tasks can keep the apartments and the community where residents live clean, well-tended, and organized. Plus, they provide ample opportunities for residents to enjoy healthy and delicious dishes, and to meet other people – warding off the possibility of being lonely or unable to access nutritious food.
The best senior caregiving gives residents and their families the peace of mind of knowing that a helping hand is always available. In addition to providing the services listed above, a discreet care staff may also assist residents with medication oversight, periodic check-ins, accommodations for special diets, assistance with transferring to a bed or a chair, among other services. All that assistance can assure residents that they’re receiving the right care for their needs, which may improve their physical and mental wellbeing and lead to greater independence.
Experiencing care services at Atria means living with the confidence that an attentive caregiver is ready 24/7 to support residents in ways that are professional yet welcoming. For older adults who want to maintain a level of independence – yet could use a helping hand doing so – assisted living offers a secure option. Learn how much assisted living services cost in your area with our care calculator.
If you or someone you know wants to learn more about Atria, visit AtriaSeniorLiving.com/FindACommunity to discover the location nearest you.