The world of senior care looks vastly different from many years ago. Due to medical progression and new scientific evidence, there are now a wide range of long-term senior care options to choose from. All of them cater to specific level of needs and your loved ones’ lifestyle expectations. Here at TerraBella Hillsborough, we offer two senior living options: Assisted Living and Memory Care. While these two senior care options may seem similar, they’re actually not as they provide different services and programs. If you’re unsure of which to choose between assisted living and memory care, here’s a guide to help you out.
Who Suits Assisted Living?
Assisted living is specially designed for older adults who are relatively independent and socially engaged, but simply require a little assistance throughout the day. Certain tasks and responsibilities such as bathing, grooming, and eating can be challenging for loved ones, so this is where team members at an assisted living community come in. Besides this help, loved ones at assisted living can keep themselves entertained with the various activities and events offered on-site. At TerraBella Spartanburg, we have a full-time Activities Director to ensure that our events schedule is constantly updated with exciting activities each day. As such, your loved ones can look forward to an enriching lifestyle while working towards being less dependent.
Who Suits Memory Care?
Memory care is specially designed for loved ones who are either living with some forms of dementia or have a high risk of developing memory loss. This is why memory care provides specialized care that’s meant to improve your loved ones’ cognitive health, in turn improving their quality of life. In a memory care community, you can rest assured that your loved ones will be taken care of and supervised around-the-clock by a team of medical personnel and professional nurses. The therapy sessions offered in the memory care community are also specifically designed to boost memory skills.
Your loved ones can benefit from memory care if they’re currently facing these issues daily: tendency to wander around, show hostile behavior like screaming and hitting, unable to recognize familiar faces and locations, easily withdrawn, or are no longer physically mobile. If your loved ones have one or more of these problems, then a memory care community can provide the help they need.
What’s more, the apartments in a memory care community have the capability to provide a safe and secure yet comfortable living space for your loved ones. The bathrooms and hallways are wide and spacious to accommodate wheelchairs, and all apartments are installed with emergency call systems to ensure that loved ones can request for medical assistance whenever necessary. The floor plans and layouts are also straightforward and easy-to-follow in order to prevent confusion in loved ones. Therefore, these enhanced security measures, 24/7 care, and personalized programs help loved ones to maintain their cognitive capabilities for as long as possible.
Why Choose TerraBella Hillsborough?
You and your family members can have peace of mind knowing that your loved ones will receive the best of care while residing in our senior living community. Regardless if it’s assisted living or memory care, our lifestyle programs, amenities, and features help enable your loved ones to improve their health and lead a more rewarding lifestyle.