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Assisted Living vs Memory Care: Choosing a Care Community

If you or someone you care about is struggling to live independently in their retirement years, a move to a long-term care community could be beneficial for them. We offer assisted living in the Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, and Bradenton areas, and have memory care communities too. Here, we’ll explore the differences between those communities, and help you understand which one might best suit your circumstances.

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted Living in Bradenton, Florida may be a good option for a senior who is generally healthy, but who struggles with certain day-to-day tasks. For example, if cooking or laundry is too taxing, or you have limited mobility and require help with bathing or dressing, these are things our assisted living care team can help with.

Assisted living communities provide a balance between independence and support, so seniors retain a sense of independence and freedom, while still receiving the help they need each day. Our communities also provide opportunities for seniors to socialize and engage in activities with their peers. 

We have a variety of living options for seniors, including companion suites/apartments for couples. Our accessible accommodation is easy for seniors to navigate but offers a chance to retain privacy and a feeling of independence.

What Is Memory Care?

In addition to assisted living, we offer Memory care in the Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, and Bradenton areas. Our memory care communities are designed to support seniors who are living with the effects of Alzheimer’s or dementia. They provide similar services to assisted living communities but are staffed by dementia-care-trained staff. These caregivers provide cueing and support to help seniors feel safe and comfortable, and encourage them to remain as active and independent as they’re able to.

Our memory care communities are designed to be accessible, calming, and welcoming places that provide a safe environment for seniors who may be prone to feeling confused, wandering, or getting lost. We aim to ensure all residents are kept safe and encouraged to engage in cognitive-enriching activities tailored to their abilities and preferences.

The higher level of care offered at memory care communities means fees are slightly higher than in assisted living communities. For seniors with early-stage dementia, we suggest looking for communities where there’s the option to age in place, so they can have assisted living care at first, and upgrade their care level as their needs change.

Finding the Right Place for Your Loved One

We provide both assisted living and memory care in Bradenton, Florida, and are eager to help you and your loved ones find the right long-term care needs. If you’d like to speak to our team or book a tour of a facility, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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