Memory Cares are licensed as a Community Based Residential Facility or CBRF.

This is a home-like environment where residents can receive supportive cares from staff 24 hours a day.

Typically, residents will have private or shared rooms and bathrooms, a shared dining room, and a shared living room.

Curious about room furnishings?

Memory Cares minimally will provide a bed (including mattress, box spring and headboard) and a nightstand/dresser. Residents are encouraged to bring their own belongings to make it feel as homelike as possible.

Memory Cares can have up to 3 hours of nursing care provided per week.

There is an unlimited number of hours supportive care provided in these communities. Common care people receive in Memory Cares include assistance with medication management, assistance using the bathroom, dressing, grooming, bathing, housekeeping, meals and transportation amongst many other cares.

Before a resident moves into a Memory Care the community will conduct an assessment.

This allows the community to create a personalized care plan for each resident so the team members caring for the person know exactly what the person’s needs are.

What type of training do the team members complete before working in a Memory Care?

Team members working in Memory Cares will complete state mandated trainings of first aid, standard precautions, medication administration, and fire safety. There are additional trainings each community provides to each team member as well.

What is the difference between an Assisted Living and a Memory Care?

Memory Care Communities specialize in caring for residents with various types of dementia. Care levels in this setting are typically more intense and you will likely see higher staffing ratios. Caregivers in Memory Care Communities are trained on challenging behaviors that may accompany the disease for some people.

These communities are also prepared to assist resident who may be at risk for wandering.

Some Memory Care Communities are secured with delayed egress doors while others are alarmed with wander guard systems.

How do you know when it’s time for a Memory Care?

If the person has experienced a fall, it’s getting harder to maneuver around the house, there are signs of isolation/depression, you notice nutritional needs are not being met, signs that activities of daily living are not being done adequately, medication isn’t being taken properly, the person has begun to wander, or there are safety concerns. If any of these things are currently a concern, reach out to your Senior Housing Advisor right away.