Memory care communities are meant to fulfill the unique requirements of dementia patients. Disorientation, confusion, dramatic personality changes, agitation, and delusions are all signs of dementia that can endanger your loved ones. We realize that families are doing their best to give compassionate care. However, dementia necessitates specialized care from those who have received the necessary training to fulfill the needs of those living with dementia. How do you recognize when you’re no longer able to offer the care your loved one requires? Here are some key signs that your loved ones need memory care.
Isolation and Loneliness
Getting out with a loved one with dementia may be challenging for carers, and persons with dementia can easily get isolated. Isolation and loneliness can raise one’s risk of depression. Memory care communities offer interesting and active calendars filled with events tailored exclusively for those living with dementia. Activities are intended to be useful and enjoyable while also reducing some of the agitation and anxiety that dementia causes.
Your loved one may wander if he or she wakes up in the middle of the night or gets confused and disoriented. Wandering may be incredibly dangerous since your loved one will walk and have no idea where they are or how to return home. It can put patients at risk and expose them to severe conditions in the summer and winter. Memory care communities are safe and usually feature enclosed outdoor areas to prevent your loved one from wandering out without a caregiver.
Neglection of Personal Care
Unkempt hair, body odor, dirty clothing, and other personal hygiene problems are also indicators that it is time to transition to memory care. It might indicate that your loved one is forgetting to do laundry, forgetting to bathe, skipping normal hair and nail routines, or is suffering from dementia. Personal care and assistance with activities of daily living will be provided as part of memory care services to help your loved one stay on track.
Caring for a loved one with dementia is physically and emotionally draining, and caregiver burnout is very real. Many caregivers neglect their health while caring for a loved one, and this is not sustainable. Memory care communities are helpful partners that can provide you with relaxation while still including you in essential care choices.
If you are continuously concerned about your loved one’s safety, whether he or she lives alone, with you, or in an assisted living community, it may be time to consider memory care. Memory care programs are designed to suit the particular requirements of persons living with dementia, and they can keep your loved one secure around the clock with carefully trained caregivers.
Choose TerraBella Northridge
For many years, TerraBella Northridge has worked with and alongside families to assure the highest-quality care for their loved ones. Finding a qualified care partner is a vital first step toward enhancing the quality of life for you and your family. Our senior living community will provide you and your loved ones with dedication, knowledge, and compassion for providing exceptional care and services.