There are various settings for Memory care today. Many Assisted Living communities have a secure area for those that need a higher level of staff assistance and are at risk of wandering. There are also sites today that require a dementia diagnosis for their residents.
Staff to resident ratios is higher in memory care settings and dementia training is required. For instance, it is important to understand the level of structure or programming provided in a memory care setting. For example, is there programming and structure 7 days a week?
Pricing can be more inclusive in a memory care setting or it can change as the resident progresses with the disease.