February 23, 2021 – I thought today would be a good day to explain the differences between Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. When people look to move someone who is often elderly and with memory problems, they sometimes think they can go to an assisted living to keep the cost down. Most of the time this will not work for very long, as the staff at the community see about 70 % of people in their home suffering with cognitive impairment and can spot memory loss from a thousand paces. Independent living means the person can get around on their own, go the the store, run errands, and live on their own terms without help. I will break all of this down for you. Understanding it from the start will save you money and heartache, as well as time moving your person from here to there.