As a result, the activities may be similar to what you would find in other residential facilities — but with some slight adjustments to keep people with cognitive impairment engaged and enjoying the event. For example, many people with memory care needs enjoy putting together puzzles — and facilities may support that by providing puzzles that have larger pieces and simpler designs so residents can enjoy the process without too much frustration.
Many of these communities offer cognitive therapies and programs meant to keep the brain active and engaged. Similarly, appropriate physical activities and light stretching may be offered to protect resident’s balance and flexibility.
If your aging loved one has always been involved in a faith practice or community, look for a memory care program that also supports their faith. Individuals who have trouble remembering new faces and names may still be comforted by the traditions, rituals, and music associated with their lifetime of religious observance.
Most memory care communities are designed to make residents feel safe and secure. Specially designed features include safety precautions to prevent wandering such as secured doors with alarms, keypads or other controlled entry/exit. Personal monitoring devices for each resident may be assigned, and security cameras are often used as an added layer of security.