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5 Must-Haves in Memory Care Communities

By November 8, 2018March 15th, 2020Senior Living Options

Finding a memory care community that fits your loved one’s needs and makes them feel comfortable just got a lot easier! Look for these features in the residence you select:


Your loved one’s health and wellness are important to their quality of life. Look for a community that connects residents to music, gentle exercise and skill-appropriate activities—as well as nurtures their physical health.


Communities should help residents stay sure-footed by softly lighting common areas, hallways and rooms. Courtyards also should be well lit for evening access if your parent has difficulty sleeping.


Many communities integrate points of interest that allow residents to independently interact with their environment. These can include everything from musical touch wall art to interactive stations that recreate familiar life situations.


Your parent should always feel safe where they live. Look for a community that is centered around an interior courtyard that allows for secure, yet roam-friendly, surroundings.


The staff in memory care communities should be specially trained to handle your parent’s needs at every stage of their illness. Many communities provide 24-hour supervised care so you’ll never have to worry about your loved one being without assistance.