3 Memory Care Communities in the Palatka Area
A Wonderful Lifestyle
- Seagrass Village of Fleming Island offers the finest senior living experience for those needing independent living, assisted living or memory care services.
- Our independent living community offers 1- and 2-bedroom apartments with spacious floor plans. Each apartment has its own kitchen with full-size appliances, a washer and dryer, and a living area with a screened balcony; so you can relax and enjoy your retirement.
- At Seagrass Village, the choices are numerous. Catch up with neighbors in the bistro, take a stroll in the courtyard along secure walking paths, socialize with friends during Social Hour in the lounge, or anytime in the refreshing waters of the pool or hot tub.
- 24 hour emergency response system, secure outdoor area and paths, Chef prepared meals
- In Memory Care, we have customized care programs, skilled medication administration and regular evaluations in place, you can be confident that your loved one is receiving the best care possible.
A Wonderful Lifestyle
203 S Moody Rd, Palatka, FL 32177
- Vintage Care offers the finest senior living experience for those needing assisted living or memory care services
- At Vintage Carethe choices are numerous. Catch up with neighbors in the lounge, take a stroll in the courtyard along secure walking paths, or socialize with friends during Social Hour.
- We feature wellness programs, managed care and emergency response systems, and are fully capable of providing the most complete and appropriate care available in senior living today
- With 24-hour state-of-the-art emergency response systems, residents and family members have peace of mind that care is always available
- For those who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and dementia,our residents can be assured that they will receive the care that they need beyond what traditional assisted living communities can provide. Healthcare monitoring and management, personalized care and assistance, and much more are delivered in a safe and secure environment.
Exceptional Senior Living
150 Mariner Health Way, Saint Augustine, FL 32086
- Assisted living is a great option for seniors who need a little extra support with daily living activities like dressing, bathing or managing medication, as well as household chores and maintenance.
- Memory care offers your loved one a secure, home-like environment to thrive. Our trained care team uses a person-centered approach to create feelings of belonging while seeking to help preserve our residents’ identities and sense of self.
- With activity calendars tailored to their care needs and skill levels, our assisted living and memory care residents have opportunities to connect with friends and neighbors.
- Memory care residents enjoy activities like crafting, socializing at get-togethers, reminiscing about the old days and sing-a-longs.
- With our restaurant-style dining, you can enjoy the convenience of healthy and delicious meals each day.
What is Dementia, Alzheimer’s, & Memory Care?
Memory Care is a long-term residential care option in senior housing that provides specialized, around-the-clock care to older adults living with all types of dementia. Memory Care, also referred to as Alzheimer’s Care or Dementia Care, may become necessary once cognitive disorders reach a stage that makes living at home or receiving care at home too difficult. It’s common to find a Memory Care unit within an Assisted Living community, often in a specialized building or neighborhood. Memory Care housing may also be found in a Continuing Care Retirement Community, a Skilled Nursing Facility, Nursing Home or as a standalone entity or community.
Dementia vs Alzheimer’s
Dementia is a broad term applied to a group of symptoms related to a decline in mental function that is severe enough to interfere with daily living. Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and traumatic brain injuries are all linked to dementia. Alzheimer’s is a specific brain disorder, and the most common form of dementia, that destroys memory and cognitive skills over time. Both dementia and Alzheimer’s may result in memory loss, mood swings, speech impairment, confusion/hallucinations and incontinence.
When Might Memory Care be Necessary?
It may be time to look into a memory care community if you’re concerned for your loved one’s health and safety due to one or more of the following issues:
- Wandering from home or getting lost on familiar routes
- Forgetting to turn off stoves or other appliances
- Changes in personality, such as aggression or hostility
- Misplacing items and forgetting important dates and names
- Incoherent thoughts and speech
- Impaired judgment
- Physical changes, including weight loss, poor hygiene and falls or unexplained bruises
- Unpaid bills, insufficient or spoiled food in the home, pets and/or housekeeping are neglected
- Changes in health and behavior that are beyond your family’s ability to manage
What is the Difference between Memory Care and Assisted Living?
Memory Care and Assisted Living communities both providing housing, meals, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, toileting and walking. However, Memory Care communities offer additional features that are specifically designed to help residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, in the following areas:
- Safety: Memory Care communities typically have locked entrances and exits with keypad codes, door alarms and enclosed outdoor spaces. Staff will also escort residents to and from meals and activities.
- Layout: Soothing spaces, color-coded walls and common rooms clearly marked with pictures to help reduce confusion.
- Activities: While both Assisted Living and Memory Care communities both offer activities that encourage socialization, Memory Care communities often include therapies and exercises that help maintain cognitive skills and increase relaxation, such as occupational, art or music therapies. They also have predictable schedules and follow set routines.
- Staff and Training: The staff in a Memory Care community are trained to manage wandering, and to redirect behaviors common to dementia, such as agitation, confusion, aggression and anxiety. There is 24/7 care, a higher staff-resident ratio and personalized care plans.
A Memory Care community can offer your loved one more independence, engagement, safety and specialized support, along with peace of mind for you. Begin your search for a Memory Care community using our US map above. Our search results include facility pictures, descriptions, floor plans and pricing where available.