There are 56 memory care facilities in Nebraska. Memory care offers peace of mind for loved ones of seniors living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Facility residents receive support with daily activities in a safe environment.

What Is Memory Care?

Memory care is specialized treatment for people living with a memory or cognitive disorder, commonly dementia. These conditions affect a person’s ability to look after themselves and stay safe. Memory care provides a safe, secure community to prevent residents from getting lost or hurting themselves. Trained staff assists residents with eating regular meals, dressing and taking medication. Care includes scheduled social activities to help seniors avoid loneliness and isolation. 

How Does Memory Care Differ From Assisted Living?

Memory care is quite different from assisted living. Assisted living is designed for residents who mostly want independence. They can often come and go as they please but need help with some daily activities, such as dressing, housekeeping and personal hygiene. This may be due to reduced mobility or vision loss that happens with age. They usually don’t have significant physical or mental disabilities.

Memory care is specifically designed for people with conditions such as Alzheimer’s, which significantly impacts daily living. Staff with dementia training help residents with all aspects of daily living, such as eating and drinking, going to the bathroom, completing personal hygiene and taking medication. Facilities don’t allow residents to wander off unsupervised.