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What is the difference between assisted living and memory care?

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Marie Nicholson, Sunnyside Meadows Memory CareAccording to the Department of Health and Human Services, around 70% of American adults over the age of 65 will need long-term care. Choosing which residence is right for you and your family depends on a number of factors, like price and the range of services offered. While assisted living communities may have memory care facilities on the grounds, the two types of care are not the same.

Sunnyside Meadows is a memory care community, which means that the staff is specially trained to assist patients with Alzheimer's disease, dementia and other memory problems. The hallways and rooms are designed to make navigation easy, reduce stress, and help residents maintain independence. Sunnyside Meadows also offers programs to address problems specific to cognitive impairment, such as behavioral issues.

Long-term care that is specific to memory issues can improve the safety and quality of life, not just for residents, but also for family. Knowing that staff is on-hand 24 hours a day can relieve a considerable mental burden—not to mention the fact that with trained care, residents often experience an improvement in their mental capabilities.

If you're wondering if Sunnyside Meadows might be the best option for your family, come to the ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, April 7th. Breakfast will be served and the ribbon cutting will be at 9 am. Sunnyside's open house will be on Sunday, May 7th from 1-4 pm. Both events are free and open to the public. Please contact Marie Nicholson at 503-798-1341 for more details.

Sunnyside Meadows Memory Care


12195 SE 117th Ave, Happy Valley, OR 97086