If you are caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, you may be wondering if moving them to a memory care community is the best option. Although the answer will be determined by your family’s unique circumstances and resources, as well as the needs and preferences of your loved one, there are many life-improving benefits of memory care for aged adults.
Memory care communities typically have a well-trained team that understands the challenges of memory loss and the particular ways the conditions manifest in each individual. Residents in specialized communities have access to care plans and services that are tailored to their specific requirements. Caregivers also get to know the residents they interact with on a regular basis, and are able to adapt and personalize care strategies to obtain the best results in each individual.
Access to Trained Caregivers and Health Services
Specialized memory care communities employ and train caregivers in the best communication and care strategies. These professionals not only comprehend the complexities of the disease but can also monitor changes in health and make any changes if necessary. Those who have received memory care training also understand the emotional difficulties loved ones and their families face. There are also trained nurses on-call, with connections to healthcare specialists and services. Transportation can be arranged for residents’ medical appointments and communities will be able to communicate with residents’ healthcare providers and ensure that access to advanced medical care is gained if need be.
Getting enough nutrition might be difficult for those suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Memory care communities ensure that residents eat healthily and receive the assistance they require during mealtimes. Dining crews offer menus with nutritional meal options that can be customized according to individual needs, like dairy-free options or foods with a softer consistency. We offer a peaceful and quiet eating experience for memory care residents at TerraBella Spartanburg by leveraging subtle sciences like sounds and colors to increase appetite, promote attentiveness, and encourage active participation. We also have a unique “Food on the Run” program for those who regularly wander or are unable to concentrate at mealtimes.
Special Programs and Activities
Residents’ daily activities can be adapted according to their abilities and preferences. Memory care communities have specially designed programs that appeal to residents and provide them with opportunities to engage in meaningful activities. This reduces boredom and promotes stimulation in individuals who would otherwise struggle to engage. Memory care communities often build their programs around cognitive stimulation and overall wellness. According to research, keeping the mind busy can help to prevent the progression of dementia.
Embark on Memory Care with TerraBella Spartanburg
Want to find out more about memory care and its benefits? TerraBella Spartanburg could be the right place for you. Contact us and our senior lifestyle counselors will be able to assist you, schedule a tour and answer any questions you may have regarding our memory care program, amenities, enrichment programs, and many more.