What Is Memory Care?
Memory care communities are designed specifically to meet the needs of individuals with memory impairment. For people living with Alzheimer’s, dementia or other memory impairment, memory care offers a secure environment that and assists with the activities of daily life. Similar to assisted living communities, it offers around the clock care with the added safety features and activities designed for engagement.
What Is The Difference Between Alzheimer’s And Dementia?
Alzheimer’s and dementia are similar, but not the same disease. While most people use these terms interchangeably, it can cause confusion. Dementia is an umbrella term for a group of symptoms revolving around impaired reasoning and memory. On the other hand, Alzheimer’s is a specific form of dementia and is the cause of 50-70% of all dementia cases. Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disease and cannot be reversed, while dementia, in some cases can be treated.
What Makes Oaks’ Horizons Memory Care Different?
Each Oaks’ community offers a specialized neighborhood, called Horizons, to support the needs of residents living with dementia. Bright and comfortable common areas with a centralized shared space help minimize agitation and confusion, while the layout and straight hallways allow residents to locate their apartment with ease. Horizons is a secured neighborhood, yet the feel remains open and unrestrictive, giving residents freedom of movement and a sense of “home”.
We are proud to offer a “Person-Centered Lifestyle” which caters to the unique desires and needs of residents while moving away from an overly-structured approach. This lifestyle encourages independence and personal choice to ensure residents enjoy the highest quality of life possible.
Our Horizons staff receive specialized training on how to help those living with memory impairment while offering compassionate care. Through collaboration and tiered programming, our Horizons Lifestyle Director and care partners ensure residents receive frequent socialization, stimulation, and independence regardless of their level of cognitive functioning.