Memory care for seniors is a specialized care designed for seniors with any one of several forms of dementia. Our senior community in Red Deer, Alberta, is a leader in the design and implementation of memory care in an assisted-living environment.

What does memory care consist of?

Memory care includes several different facets. There are activities that are fun and stimulating for seniors with cognitive difficulties. These may be activities that are inside, outside, or even field trips. Activities will be designed to improve and stimulate cognitive function.

There will be staff that are specifically trained to cater to those suffering from dementia. There are different types of dementia, and every patient is different. The staff in a memory care environment will have special training.

Safety is a big concern in a memory care environment. Staff will want to keep the senior residents safe and offer a predictable routine while preventing them from wandering off if they forget where they are. Residents can become agitated when they are confused. Staff will be expert at defusing this issue.

Those suffering from dementia may need extra help with personal tasks like bathing and dressing and eating. There will be more staff in a memory care environment, and that staff will understand the special challenges of residents and exercise compassion and patience with those suffering from dementia.

If you are looking for a memory care residential environment, talk to us at The Hamlets at Red Deer. We have a beautiful place in Red Deer where we specialize in memory care.

 

The Hamlets at Red Deer, located in Red Deer, Alberta, is at the forefront in the provision of services for those suffering from dementia in an assisted-living environment. The Hamlets at Red Deer has values based on tenets of Christianity and is committed to helping residents attain the highest physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.

If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about our Red Deer community, please call us at (403) 986-1250.