In our pursuit to find the right care for mom, we have been offered or have had suggested to us everything from independent living to memory care. Of all of the memory care facilities I have toured, I have only seen one able bodied person and he seemed so sadly out of place. What can the company of debilitated non-responsive people offer an able bodied verbal man? What benefit is it for someone like him to be in a place where people can't even feed themselves? I don't mean to be cruel, but in looking for a right fit for my mom, I haven't seen a memory care unit I would put her in. She has dementia and hallucinations, but can carry on conversation, care for her physical needs, and likes companionship. She cares about people and life. It seems every other place has a different criteria for semi assisted, assisted living, and memory care. There seems to be a huge lack of stimulating active care for memory patients. And why do they only get a room? Many like my mom I'm sure would benefit from a little apaprtment. What am I missing in these scenarios? I see a huge gap in the types of care for people with different levels of dementia. One place didn't have an AL apartment available, but said they could put mom in memory care for a while until AL had an opening. How is that thinking of her needs as a patient? Isn't the transition hard enough without making the wrong move just to then move again? I just can't see her living with no conversation, no activity past coloring, and with patients who can't even hold a pencil. I think she would get worse quick! What's out there for people in early to moderate dementia that still have abilities?