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4 Benefits of Memory Care

by March 7, 2021

Memory care services at quality assisted living facilities can provide several benefits for your senior loved one. Specifically, these services give dementia and Alzheimer’s patients the specialized care and attention that their condition requires. Memory care also keeps your loved one in a consistent routine. This ensures that they remain active and healthy so their quality of life remains high.

 At Tysons Woods Assisted Living, we are devoted to providing the best possible experience to our residents, especially those suffering from conditions such as dementia or Alzheimer’s. Memory care is among our primary forms of care, so we rigorously train and prepare our staff for it. We help them face the many challenges such illnesses cause in patients. 

Below, we describe memory care services and how they can benefit you and your aging loved one:  

What is Memory Care? 

Memory care is a type of assisted living that focuses on the support and care of individuals experiencing memory issues, often as a result of dementia or Alzheimer’s. It is similar to conventional assisted living in that there is a round-the-clock staff that helps residents with difficult tasks as well as provides meals and medications.

However, the staff takes specific steps to ensure the health, safety, and comfort of memory-impaired patients. In many cases, assisted living facilities have separate quarters and staff specifically for memory care patients. 

There are also assisted living facilities dedicated entirely to caring for residents in need of memory care. Whichever form it comes in, memory care serves numerous benefits for those undergoing the memory-taxing symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s

The Benefits of Memory Care Living

  • Specialized Assisted Living

Memory care is personally tailored to each patient. Professional caregivers are specifically trained in caring for patients with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. They are prepared to deal with the many inconsistent challenges that such illnesses bring, no matter how stressful or arduous it may be.

  • Consistent Medical Attention

Memory care addresses issues patients face with inconsistent cognitive function by also providing high-quality medical care. Most memory care wings and facilities provide on-site nursing and medical services for their patients, but they are also well-connected to other specialized practices and healthcare providers. 

Memory care facilities sometimes provide transportation for patients to attend appointments with their physician or to reach other medical facilities that specialize in other illnesses that they may have.  

  • Better Quality of Life

Along with having consistent medical care, memory care facilities also improve the daily lives of their dementia or Alzheimer’s patients in numerous ways. As part of the structured routine, memory caregivers ensure their patients perform various social and physical activities to keep them motivated and in shape. 

Regular social interactions have been known to help sustain cognitive function as well as prevent anxiety and depression, which can further strain a patient’s frustrations on top of those brought on by suffering from dementia.

Also, memory caregivers are attentive to the dietary and nutritional needs of their patients. Those living with dementia can often find it difficult to maintain a proper diet, but with the assistance, they’ll both live and eat well, sustaining their health and keeping them in a relaxed and temperate mood. 

  • Returned Family Bonds

Finally, among the most important benefits memory care provides is that it softens the burdens a family may have in caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s. As we shoulder their loved one’s needs, families can return to focusing on spending time with them in the most enjoyable ways possible. 

Tysons Woods: Great Memory Care and Exceptional Assisted Living in McLean, VA

Tysons Woods memory care living services cover the needs and preferences of our dementia and Alzheimer’s residents through our staff’s considerate assessments and caring assistance. We are among the best assisted living facilities in McLean, VA, and Northern Virginia because we ensure our residents always receive the treatment they need and the comforts they deserve. Contact us at (703) 846-0395 to learn more about our assisted living communities.