Understanding Memory Care. What is Memory Care?
When searching for a memory care facility in Whittier, it’s important to know the distinct differences between Memory Care and other types of senior communities. Although it would be easy to think that any senior community that has residents with dementia is a Memory Care community, nothing could be farther from the truth.
Memory Care communities, like Posada at Whittier, were created solely to serve the needs of people with Alzheimer’s and other medical dementias.
These needs may include supervision 24/7 by specially trained staff, specialized communication techniques and management of difficult behavior. People with Alzheimer’s and other medical dementias may also need cuing or hands on help with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, eating, transferring from bed to a chair or wheelchair, toileting or other personal care. Because many people with dementia wander, many Memory Care communities also provide a secure environment that allows a person to move freely within the community, but prevents them from leaving without supervision.