Long Term Care

Long Term and Memory Care

According to the Assisted Living Federation of America, assisted living is defined as “a long-term care option that combines housing, support services and health care, as needed.” Personal care services in assisted living often also include medication management and transportation, and care is available around the clock. Seniors in assisted living usually have the option of a private room or shared space in an apartment, depending on their budget and preferences.

As your loved one ages, they may simply need a little extra help with everyday tasks, or they may require more specialized nursing care if they have age-related issues with mobility, or conditions such as dementia. Assisted living facilities vary in terms of what services they offer, but some of them do provide memory care services, usually in a dementia special care unit (SCU).

If your loved one is still active and vital, but can no longer live independently and needs assistance with everyday activities such as bathing, dressing or eating, one of the options available to him or her is assisted living.

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