At Twin Town Villa, we offer several different types of senior living communities including memory care. Twin Town Villa Memory Care is a special residence designed to care exclusively for residents with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of memory impairments. Sometimes families are unclear about what memory care means, or if their loved one is in need of memory care services. We will try to address some FAQ’s about memory care assisted living below.
What to Know about Memory Care Services and Communities
What is memory care?
According to www.alzheimers.net, memory care is a distinct form of long-term care designed to meet the specific needs of a person with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or other memory problems.
What should I look for in a memory care community?
A sign of a great memory care community is smiles that make you feel at home. When you are able to get a tour, watch for smiles on our staff, and how they interact with the residents. Home-cooked meals and the independence that residents have to safely explore their environment also make Twin Town Villa feel like home.
What are some common memory care services?
Common memory care services include 24-hour supervised care, health-related services, assistance with daily living tasks, and more. Other features of living at TwinTown Villa include homecooked meals, beauty/barber salon, housekeeping, and so on.
How is memory care different than assisted living?
Memory care is part of the assisted living umbrella, however, it includes more special care dedicated to individuals wither memory loss and engaging in activities to keep the residents active physically, mentally, and socially.
What training does the staff have for memory care?
The staff at Twin Town Villa participates in continuous training from some of the most skilled and experienced professionals providing memory care today. We combine ongoing skilled training with compassion and a positive attitude to provide the best care for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
How do I know if my loved one needs memory care?
Since the onset of Alzheimer’s is very gradual, it can be hard to know when it’s time to get help. Getting a diagnosis from a doctor is important, as well as watching for warning signs on a daily basis such as confusion, trouble managing finances or normal daily tasks, and losing track of time.
Why is memory care unique for every person?
Each resident may have similar needs but they each have their own likes, dislikes, routines, memories, and lifestyles. Our staff works with each person as an individual to help understand them and how to help them stay as independent as possible for as long as possible.
Is it better for a person with dementia to live at home?
Of course, every person, situation, and family dynamics are different. But often it is best for a person with dementia to live in a safe environment where they can get assistance with medication, daily living, and be able to remain social. Knowing they are taken care of and safe can reduce stress for the resident and their families alike.
Still have questions about memory care assisted living?
At Twin Town Villa in Breckenridge, MN, we offer Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Care Suites to match the needs of each resident. We serve the communities near Wahpeton, ND, and Fergus Falls, MN. If you have questions about Senior Living options for your loved one or would like a tour of our community, please contact us online or call 218.643.9542.