The importance of choosing memory care crucial to the needs of the individual in question means that their quality of life, safety, and more will be improved. By choosing the right community in which your loved one can reside, you can enjoy better peace of mind – they will receive the best care possible.
It’s time to consider memory care for your loved one if you are the caregiver and the task has simply reached a point that is unmanageable. In fact, you may not want to wait that long! Don’t strain the relationship between you and your loved one simply because you are their primary caregiver. You’ll get burnt out eventually, and a time will come when they’re no longer safe or receiving the care they require. It’s not your fault; it’s the situation.
For dementia/Alzheimer’s residents, many of today’s senior living communities feature memory care neighborhoods. Here is some helpful information regarding memory care.
What’s Special about Memory Care?
Designed to provide a structured, safe environment, memory care offers those with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease stress-lowering routines. Residents are assisted with personal care tasks, and team members provide meals as they would in an assisted living community. What differs is that each care team member has been precisely trained to handle the situations that frequently occur and result from Alzheimer’s or dementia. Extra structure is provided, the team checks with the residents more frequently, and throughout their day, everyone works together to navigate life.
Choosing A Memory Care Community
To begin your research on a memory care community, you may wish to check for “housing options” through either the Alzheimer’s Association’s Community Resource Finder or AARP, for instance. Make a long list of options, and then start narrowing them down. Any community you are serious about should be visited personally.
During your search, inquire about the following:
- The care team – What’s the resident-to-team member ratio? Are there shortages? Ask about specific training, etc.
- Activities and food – To keep your loved one engaged, what activities are offered? If residents don’t feel like eating, what strategies are employed? As far as meals and a dining atmosphere are concerned, what’s offered?
- Continuing care availability – Find out whether or not complex medical care is provided at the memory care unit you’re considering. Might your loved one be required to move to a different care level or leave the community as the result of certain behaviors or health conditions? Also find out if Medicaid is accepted.
Choose TerraBella Little Avenue For Your Loved One’s Memory Care
We are proud to introduce our memory care program that is personally centered around each individual. Memory-related conditions like dementia present many complex challenges. To ensure the finest care of your loved ones, we have been working side-by-side with local families since 2002.
Please contact us at TerraBella Little Avenue by phoning 704-448-5760 for sales and leasing inquiries. Any other questions can be directed to 704-541-9333. Better yet, schedule a personal tour so that you can see for yourself all we have to offer. You may also choose to get started by using our convenient online form.