Assisted Living vs. Memory Care

When your older loved ones start to struggle to live independently it can be a stressful situation. Additionally, when they start showing signs of deteriorating memory, it’s extra scary. 

But, how do you know which services would fit your loved one best? That’s why we created this article, to help you determine the best course of action.

What is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a long-term care facility that allows older adults to be independent while staff help with daily tasks. Oftentimes, the facilities provide a small apartment, housekeeping, and 1 to 3 meals a day.

The candidate for assisted living is someone who needs assistance with their everyday living activities. Such as

  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Building relationships
  • Providing a peaceful environment

What is Memory Care?

Memory care facilities are secured facilities that provide help to people with forms of dementia. Typically, these facilities have smaller bedrooms, but more open and inviting common spaces

With an expert memory care facility, patients will gain the support and care needed to be healthy as their illness progresses. Additionally, they have safety mechanisms in place to keep their patients safe, like wearable trackers, locked/alarmed doors, and other precautions.

South Coast Post Acute Offers Incredible Memory Care

South Coast Post Acute is one of southern California’s top-tier post-acute facilities with a specialty in memory care. Contact us today and learn how we can help manage your loved one’s memory care.

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