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When Should You Move To Memory Care?

Finding a memory care facility or assisted living center for your loved ones is never something that you look forward to. Sadly, there is a great need for memory care centers, with over 30,000 assisted living facilities in the United States and one million Americans living in a type of a skilled nursing facility. This can be a stressful time for all family members involved because often your loved one may want to continue in an independent living situation even though it requires more assistance. However, most people are not able to provide in-home care or a family caregiver for their loved ones who may require hospice care.

You should consider moving the older adults in your life to a memory care facility or long-term care facility when they require assistance, are unable to complete daily activities or daily tasks, or if there is a significant decrease in their quality of life. Another key factor is if your loved one begins displaying dementia symptoms. They may chalk it up to age-related memory loss, but their cognitive problems could quickly progress to mild dementia or even severe dementia, rather quickly. If your loved one has a diagnosis of any stage of dementia, even if it is one of the mild types of dementia, it is important to have a caregiver who knows how to work with even a mild cognitive impairment.