The heart of Memory Care consists of providing truly person-directed care: to know and work with each resident as an individual, and to provide them with care that’s as unique as they are. Our caring, compassionate staff, first-rate amenities, beautiful environment and welcoming, supportive atmosphere help assure you Cedarhurst is a safe, secure and enriching place to live.
As a Memory Care Assisted Living community, we not only take care of each resident’s needs, we provide important resources to treat memory loss. Only Cedarhurst cares for the memory of each resident with inclusive, custom-tailored programming versus traditional Memory Care. A physician and nurse practitioner see our residents every week and get to know them personally. Our staff is specially trained by a Certified Dementia Practitioner and takes continuing education modules focused on dementia.
Cedarhurst also thoughtfully designs our apartments into neighborhoods with the multiple stages of Memory Care in mind. Our floor plans include common dining areas, outdoor space, clear sightlines, wide pathways and secure entrances to ensure every resident has a safe and enjoyable space to live.
With exceptional staff, amenities, comfort and care, you can rest assured that Cedarhurst provides for all the necessities of Memory Care, and more.
What Is The Difference Between Assisted Living and Memory Care?
Memory care is similar to assisted living but provides special assistance for individuals suffering from progressive impairment. These communities are staffed by experts specifically trained in caring for individuals in varying stages of dementia.
While some memory loss may be expected with aging, diagnosed dementia is not a normal part of aging. The staff at Cedarhurst memory care communities are trained to help accommodate the changing needs of residents, helping provide loved ones with peace-of-mind.
Memory care communities include additional security measures compared to standard assisted living communities, helping prevent residents from wandering too far away from home. Memory care apartments do not offer a kitchen or kitchenette that may be commonly found in assisted living apartments.
When Should Memory Care Be Considered?
Memory care should be considered when it becomes difficult to care for a loved one in your home who may be suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia. Some circumstances in home care that may indicate a need to consider memory care for a loved one include:
- Changes in behavior and mood swings
- Confusion and disorientation that may compromise physical safely
- Declines observed in physical health
How Do I Choose a Memory Care Community?
Moving a loved one to a memory care community is an important commitment and shouldn’t be taken lightly. When evaluating a memory care community, consider the following:
Layout & Environment: Look for a clean memory care community that is easy to navigate. Cedarhurst memory care communities are laid out in a way to ensure loved ones are not lost in hallways or on the grounds. Consider the attitude of existing residents while touring the communities. If they are happy, this is a place you can be comfortable with.
Quality & Variety of Food & Activities: Cedarhurst employs acclaimed chefs cooking memory care residents three meals per-day and offers a variety of activities to engage the minds of residents and ensure entertainment.
Quality of Staff: Cedarhurst’s compassionate staff at all memory care locations is trained to care for residents in all stages of dementia.
What Cedarhurst Communities Offer Memory Care?
Memory Care assisted living services are offered at most Cedarhurst locations in Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Kansas, Georgia & Florida. Apartment options include private & companion suites, as well as private suites with shared bathrooms.
Cedarhurst’s memory care apartments are designed and equipped for residents at varying stages of memory loss, offering handicapped-accessible bathrooms, 24-hour emergency call systems, individual climate controls and expanded cable TV.