The basic difference between nursing homes and memory care is that memory care is exclusively for people with dementia while nursing homes are for people with almost any medical issue that makes living at home too difficult. Nursing homes offer a more clinical, hospital-like setting while memory care is more home-like.
memory careMemory care is usually long-term, but there are numerous factors that will determine how long you, a friend or relative will need to stay in a memory care community.
The average length of stay in a memory care unit and/or assisted living community is two to three years.
St. Paul’s Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a managed health care plan exclusively for seniors. St. Paul's PACE has been serving San Diego County with 4 convenient locations. Visit https://www.stpaulspace.org/