Memory Care communities are specifically designed, maintained and staffed for individuals who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. These communities are equipped with unique designs including door and window alarms to prevent wandering and elopement risks. Typically, the community staff have taken special courses, seminars or attained certifications to understand how to care for individuals with dementia and/or are exhibiting behaviors such as aggression or significant confusion.
The Memory Care units are typically smaller and intentionally designed with specialized novelties, such as different colors, memory boxes etc. to provide a calm atmosphere and reduce stimulation and minimize agitation.