Types Of Memory Care in Denver
In the Denver metro area, there are a variety of options for memory care, ranging from support for mild memory issues to comprehensive care for seniors with Alzheimer’s or advanced dementia.
Many assisted living facilities and residential care facilities throughout Denver offer some level of memory care support, which is often integrated into the routine care provided. These types of facilities may do an assessment before admitting a senior with memory issues – to make sure that the environment is a good fit. It’s important that you and your family be candid with the facility from the get-go, so that you can make sure that all of your needs will be met.
Memory care facilities help seniors with all aspects of day-to-day living, including:
- meals (3 meals per day, plus snacks)
- assistance with eating
- assistance with personal care (dressing, grooming, and bathing)
- assistance with medications
- assistance with using the toilet (reminders and supervision)
- incontinence care (bladder and bowel)
- activities and stimulation
The types of memory care services in Denver include the following:
- memory care assistance
- memory care units, areas, or floors within assisted living facilities
- memory care in residential care facilities
- memory care facilities (which only offer memory care)
Memory Care Assistance
As noted above, some assisted living facilities and residential care facilities will provide light memory care support, such as reminders or redirections.
Memory Care Units
Many multi-level care communities in the Denver area offer memory care units. Typically, these memory care apartments or rooms make up a smaller percentage of the community, and they’re often in a separate, secured area. Memory care is often located on a separate a wing, floor, or building, and residents also often eat in a separate dining room.
Memory Care In Residential Care Facilities
Light, moderate, or full-on memory care can be provided in residential care facilities. Also known as “board and care,” these are residential homes – sprinkled throughout neighborhoods and subdivisions in the Denver metro area – that have been converted to accommodate 6-10 residents. The residential care facility might accept residents with memory issues and merge them in with their other residents, or the facility might specialize in memory care.
Memory Care Facilities (Exclusively Offer Memory Care)
There are facilities in Denver that exclusively offer memory care. Within the memory care facility, there might be different levels of support, such as Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, or Level 4 memory care. In these levels, the degree of supervision and security varies, as well as the amount of assistance that’s provided for daily living.
Please note that independent living communities in Denver aren’t equipped or staffed to provide support for residents with memory issues.
If you’re interested in other senior living options in the Denver metro area, see also:
Types Of Independent Living In Denver
Types Of Assisted Living In Denver
Types Of Residential Care Facilities In Denver
Types Of Continuing Care Retirement Communities In Denver
Types Of Multi-Level Care Communities In Denver