What is Assisted Living, and What is Skilled Nursing?

Assisted living offers individuals assistance with the activities of daily living—dressing, bathing, dining, management of medication—while still offering every opportunity for maintaining independence. Skilled nursing is for those who require a higher level of care or rehabilitation that often includes 24-hour supervision.

What is Memory Care? 

Memory care provides a specialized atmosphere for residents coping with memory loss, Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related disorders. Therapeutic activities and programs help maximize cognitive development, diminish anxiety, lessen confusion and increase peace of mind.

What Advantages Does an Assisted Living Community Offer a Senior Facing Memory Loss? 

A quality Memory Care program provides countless benefits such as safety, nutrition and professional support. Activities and programs provide mental stimulation and interaction. Therapeutic tools such as music and art can awaken the senses and provide moments of personal success.

When is Living at Home No Longer an Option? 

A few factors to watch for include:

  • A senior who suddenly stops doing a longtime hobby, or withdraws.
  • Sudden weight loss.
  • Change in grooming habits.
  • A house in disorder.
  • An inability to follow conversations.

If you suspect that your loved one’s memory loss is disrupting their daily routine, it could be time to seek medical advice.

Why is the Neighborhood Concept Used at Bon Secours so Beneficial? 

Feeling at ease, surrounded by familiar sights and aromas such as home cooking, following comfortable routines…the neighborhood concept helps trigger and preserve memories and offers residents moments of personal success. It can be the best of home and more.