What is Memory Care? And why should I move there when I compare it to Assisted Living?

Assisted Living offers assistance with medical oversight and help with Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s).  Memory Care is help with Activities of Daily living with specialized training for persons with dementia.

An individual with memory related disorders may need a memory care environment to provide a more familiar & structured routine versus an Assisted Living that simply provides a calendar for a Resident. Persons with dementia or memory-related disorders may have a more difficult time remembering to look at a calendar to attend the activity, on their own. As a result, in a standard Assisted Living, they may spend too much time in their apartment alone, or get frustrated because they “don’t know what they’re supposed to do.”

A memory care environment has staff who are trained to encourage and support persons with memory related disorders. We understand that the inability to communicate our exact needs, fears, and frustrations can bring on anxiety and behaviors as a result.

The community activities, programs and even our dining services are designed FOR persons with dementia, to minimize frustration and minimize any perceived lack of respect and instead, to provide empowerment and dignity.

At Palm Bay Memory Care, we provide an exceptional memory care program uniquely designed with our residents in mind. Our programs ignite the senses, expand the mind, and support the emotions of our residents. We pride ourselves on staying current with innovative lifestyle approaches while employing tried and true techniques proven to be successful throughout the years. We strive to serve residents with Alzheimer’s and related dementias in a way that honors their unique habits, passions, and history.

Palm Bay Memory Care Alzheimer’s & Memory Care community provides the following services and amenities to our residents.

Lifestyle enhancing programs, including social, educational, devotional, and recreational opportunities designed specifically for residents with cognitive impairment. Our unique programs include, but are not limited to community trips, creative arts classes, fitness programs, and more!

A Nationally Certified Dementia Practitioners to meet the personalized needs of our residents available 24 hours a day.

Designated Care Specialists assigned to each resident.

Individualized Service Plans (ISP) created specifically for each resident identifying needs and interests.

Community design encourages resident independence and supports wellbeing.

Features include:

  • Circular hallways with visual cuing designed to guide residents
  • Apartments equipped with personal shower and bathroom
  • Restaurant style meals with therapeutic enhancements to increase successful dining experiences
  • A Memory Care Director devoted to serving our families and residents
  • Secured Courtyard with beautifully manicured walking paths and raised gardens with fresh herbs and fragrant flowers
  • Life Skills Stations throughout the community providing residents the opportunity to feel a sense of purpose
  • Private or companion suites available with a choice of floor plans
  • Full-Service Salon and Barbershop
  • Partnerships with nationally recognized organizations focused on dementia care
  • Laundry and Housekeeping Services.

Stop by today and see it for yourself! Call (321) 574-6290 to schedule a tour.


 

 

For more helpful and informative links regarding the difference between Independent Living and Assisted Living and more, visit our Resources page.

Independent Living is fun with friends, eating great food and getting rid of the hassles of home maintenance. Independent Living is NOT Assisted Living – we do not provide assistance with care needs.


The Pointe at Ocean Boulevard is Stuart’s premier senior living community, creating a safe environment designed for seniors to call home. Featuring 150 apartments that overlook two manicured courtyards, we are an active and social community with a restaurant and bistro on property.

Our restaurant, Olive-Ridley, is open all day and boasts a 4-page menu. Our culinary team creates daily specials with an emphasis on locally sourced items, while the staff maintains a high focus on customer service. The bistro is open 24 hours.

Residents also enjoy a state of the art fitness and health center, movie theater playing two movies a day, a craft room with full kitchen, beauty salon, clubroom for all your card and game needs, bingo hall, library and resource center, outdoor heated pool, and BBQ area.

Services include transportation, coffee socials and happy hours, a 24-hour concierge and emergency response system, and home care professionals onsite.

Residency includes membership to The Kane Center.

Clubs: book, garden, veterans, bible, baking, walking, poker club and any other club that you might want to start!

 

Call us today at (321) 574-6290 to learn more or to schedule your tour!