What is Memory Care?

Understanding memory care

Memory care is specialized care for people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.  Communities that specialize in memory care typically feature safe and secure environments where staff can closely monitor the health and safety of the residents.

When it becomes difficult to care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia at home, you may want to consider memory care. Memory care is a form of senior living that provides intensive, specialized care for people with memory issues. 

Communities that specialize in memory care, like Braley Care Homes, typically feature programs, activities and events that are designed to help residents with memory care issues work on their cognitive abilities in an enjoyable way.  

Staff in environments like this are typically specially trained to provide the kind of quality care required by people suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other forms of memory loss.

What makes memory care different from assisted living?

Memory care is designed to provide a safe, structured environment with set routines to lower stress for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia while protecting and enhancing their cognitive abilities . Employees provide meals and help residents with personal care tasks, just like the staff at an assisted living facility typically would, but they are also specially trained to deal with the unique issues that often arise as a result of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Staff members in specialized memory care facilities check in with residents more frequently and provide extra structure and support to help them navigate their day. 

What should you expect from a memory care community?

If someone you care about or care for is experiencing memory loss, it doesn’t mean that either of you should have to sacrifice your quality of life.  Short term and long term care programs exist to make sure that both you and your loved ones get the support you need.  At Braley Care Homes our residents live in a home-like environment surrounded by people who support them, and encourage them to enjoy life to the fullest.  In a specialized memory care facility, residents are able to experience feelings of belonging and purpose through activities and interaction that preserve their current skill levels and can even help improve memory and functionality.

At Braley Care Homes we have created a warm and welcoming home-like environment for residents, while also protecting their health and security at all times.  Residents feel at home with a balance of community, privacy, and creature comforts that remind them of home.  

Our Home features a secure setting where your loved one will be safe.  Traffic in and out of our facility is monitored and controlled at all times to make sure residents are safe at all times.

We also feature personal and person-centered care programs.  We are all unique, and we believe that providing quality care that caters to each resident is the cornerstone of providing the best care possible.

This includes activities that enrich the lives and well being of all residents. As a resident, your loved one will have a full social calendar that changes regularly. Our residents stay engaged with a gentle daily structure of planned activities to help them maintain their abilities and encourage the use of their current skills. Brain games, dancing, art classes, and music programs are just a few of the ways our residents enjoy their days and protect their cognitive abilities.

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Braley Care Homes

6192 US 60

Hurricane, WV 25526


Phone Numbers:

Referrals and Inquiries: (304) 767-4033

Facility Phone: (304) 201-3677

Facility Fax: (304) 201-3678

Braley Care Homes, Inc.