What Does Memory Care Offer?
Memory care is a growing segment of the senior housing market for those who need help with an aging parent with dementia. The number of units rose 55% from 2013 to 2018, according to Seniors Housing Business magazine. This form of senior living care provides intensive, specialized care for people with memory issues. Choosing the right memory care community can improve safety and quality of life for a loved one.
When memory care is the best choice
Some people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia can live on their own during the early stages of the disease, especially if a family member or paid caregiver offers in-home support. But there may be a time when the loved one needs more care than can be provided at home.
Memory care communities are specially designed to accommodate individuals who live with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other types of memory problems. The physical layouts of these communities are designed to provide a safe, structured environment and be easily navigated to reduce the risk of danger from wandering. People with dementia are prone to wander. In fact, 6 in 10 do so, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Designed to foster independence in seniors
Providing more services than assisted living, memory care communities deliver an improved quality of life for those with dementia. In addition to keeping seniors safe and nurturing their mental and physical well-being, separate memory care accommodations offer residents a range of services that actively work to prevent memory loss. Services in a memory care unit can range from treatments and programs to patient-centered environments designed by individuals who specialize in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Overland Park is a premier setting for Stratford Commons Memory Care Community
Our popular location in Overland Park, Kansas makes our memory care center a favorite for families who need services for an aging senior. We’re close to Johnson County’s best medical facilities and top-rated hospitals.
Our one-level building radiates the warm, residential feel of home. Research suggests that a homey environment in memory care communities is crucial in helping memory care residents feel comfortable and secure. That’s why our community features bright common spaces where residents can settle in or gather with friends and family for visits. The residences are appointed with comfortable, stylish furniture and modern conveniences with the most advanced security measures. Our safe environment was specifically designed to encourage residents to remain as independent as they can for as long as possible.
Improving quality of life for those with memory loss and dementia
Memory care units have been proven to enhance residents’ overall quality of life. Some of these areas include fewer falls and injuries, fewer emergency room visits, enhanced nutrition and energy levels, increased independence and social interaction, reduced need for medications and reduction in medication-related side effects.
Caregivers in these communities have been thoroughly trained about the symptoms and progression of cognitive impairment so they are experts in how to keep your loved one safe.
Our resident-centered program features personal choice with best care practices in place so you can feel confident about a loved one’s care. Within our secure Alzheimer’s and dementia area, we also provide diabetes management, home health and hospice care.
24/7 memory loss supervision brings peace of mind
Our specially trained memory care staff provides 24/7 supervision and assistance with daily tasks. Days are busy with set routines along with activities to engage the mind and maintain skills and independence. Dining, transportation, medication administration and other routine tasks are assisted with and closely monitored.
In addition to all of the exceptional amenities and services found at Stratford Commons, our professional care team members are the heart of our community and focused on residents’ emotional well-being. They offer residents a sense of purpose and pleasure each new day, share laughs and provide a listening ear when needed.
To learn more about what our care can do for your loved one, reach out on our contact page. We’ll get in touch to discuss what comes next.