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5 Benefits of Memory Care

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Declining health and age-related memory loss are natural parts of aging for most seniors. Though highly pervasive, dementia is not a part of normal aging. More than just memory loss, dementia includes the loss of cognitive functioning and behavioral abilities to the degree that it interferes with daily functioning and quality of life. It is critical for friends and family members of seniors to understand and be able to recognize the differences between age-related memory loss and dementia so that their loved ones can have appropriate care.

Buckner Villas is the premier choice for Austin, Texas memory care for seniors. Through our years of experience providing expert care for residents with dementia and supporting their families, we understand how difficult it is to watch a loved one’s cognitive health decline.

When you choose Buckner Villas for memory care for your loved ones, you can be sure they will receive quality care in a safe, secure, beautiful setting with luxury accommodations and extensive amenities. Call 512.580.9882 to learn more about The Harbor, our memory care center.

What Is Memory Care?

Memory care is a residential program that provides 24-hour care for seniors with dementia, including Alzheimer’s. Memory care centers can be stand-alone facilities or part of a larger senior living community offering additional levels of care, such as Buckner Villas. Staff in a memory care facility have specialized training to administer to the unique challenges of all forms of dementia.

In memory care, therapies specifically work to be memory-enhancing and stimulate cognition to help residents maintain their highest level of functioning for as long as possible. Additionally, enriching activities, outings, and special events help supplement therapeutic approaches while allowing residents to lead a vibrant, fulfilling life.

The Harbor, Buckner Villas’ memory care center provides:

  • Medical staff who can offer medication management
  • Coordination with primary care and specialty physicians
  • Assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs)
  • Assistance with instrumental activities of daily living (iADLs)
  • Mobility assistance
  • Transportation services
  • Individualized, healthy meal plans

The Harbor also has security measures that deter wandering and a floorplan that is easy for residents to navigate. Our low staff-to-resident ratios allow staff to truly get to know each resident and their unique strengths and challenges and form healthy, supportive relationships.

Benefits of Memory Care for Seniors

Residents of The Harbor reside in private suites in a home-like environment where they can access and are encouraged to use our community dining and living spaces, courtyard, garden, and walking paths.

Our full-time life-enrichment coordinator and health and fitness professionals ensure that memory care residents have access to fun, enriching activities and programs that promote their overall physical, cognitive, and social well-being.

Of the many benefits of memory care for seniors, the top five are:

  1. Physical safety in a secure, welcoming environment
  2. Assistance with medications and mobility
  3. Specialized services to enhance everyday functioning
  4. Assistance with ADLs and iADLs
  5. Access to around-the-clock care

At The Harbor, residents can maintain their highest level of independence while surrounded by caring, supportive staff who provide physical and emotional support as needed. Perhaps the most significant benefit of memory care for seniors is the peace of mind family members can achieve, knowing that their loved one is safe and receiving high-quality, individualized care.

Learn More About Memory Care at Buckner Villas

Buckner Villas is the premier choice for memory care for seniors in Austin, Texas. We provide safe, secure memory care services in a welcoming, home-like environment where residents live as independently as possible, with 24-hour access to care and support. Our low staff-to-resident ratio means that each of our residents is known on a personal level and receives individualized care.

Residents of The Harbor, our memory care program, have the benefit of services and amenities including, but not limited to:

  • Daily housekeeping services
  • Weekly laundry services
  • Apartment maintenance and repair
  • Cable television
  • Three chef-prepared meals daily
  • 24-hour emergency response services
  • On-staff social worker and chaplain
  • In-house beauty salon and barbershop

The Harbor residents are part of the larger Buckner Villas senior living community. Here, we strive to enhance the lives of our residents, not inhibit them. Call 512.580.9882 today to learn more about memory care at Buckner Villas or schedule a visit.