Memory care is a sort of specialist care for older adults who have memory-related conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. Memory care communities offer a safe, secure atmosphere in which patients may socialize, pursue hobbies, and participate in activities meant to improve cognitive functions, all while being watched over by compassionate, well-trained team members. Memory loss should not degrade your or your loved one’s quality of life. This is why memory care strives to retain residents’ independence and self-reliance as much as possible, with professional assistance as required.
Memory Care Living
Memory care communities assist residents with activities that are impaired by memory loss, such as taking medicine, eating, or bathing. All housekeeping, cooking, washing, and other daily responsibilities are handled by team members, allowing residents to interact, rest, and participate in engaging activities, including:
- Cognitive exercises
- Physical exercises
Regardless of the activity, each individual’s skills are considered. Not every resident wishes to participate in every activity. Others may feel anxiety as a result of memory loss or “sundowners syndrome”. Team members are aware of these concerns and ensure that each person receives the care they require.
Specialized dementia care should be of the best quality, with professionals displaying a blend of patient-centeredness, compassion, and understanding. The community should have a high team member-to-resident ratio so that team members can bond with residents and give them the customized care they require.
When it comes to picking a memory care community, security will definitely be at the top of your list, especially if memory loss causes you or a loved one to become disoriented and lost. The entrances to the community should be secure, with a system that monitors who enters and exits the community.
The common areas of an assisted living community should be open, warm, and welcoming, with easy-to-navigate floor designs, bright decor, and plenty of space for social events and activities. Examine the eating spaces and, if possible, taste the food served. Some memory care communities offer enclosed gardens where people may get some fresh air and participate in horticultural activities.
How do the community’s private rooms look? The rooms in a memory care community should appear and feel like private apartments, with ample living space and a private bathroom. Examine the airiness and cleanliness of the room and take note of vital elements such as safety bars near the bed and in the bathroom, as well as call buttons for team members.
Choose TerraBella Northridge
For more than 30 years, TerraBella Northridge has worked with and alongside local families to assure the highest-quality care for their loved ones, despite the many complicated obstacles posed by dementia and other memory-related conditions. Experience, devotion, and a passion for providing excellent care and service are what residents and families may anticipate from our senior living community. It is for this reason that TerraBella Northridge is setting a new, higher standard for memory care in the Raleigh, NC region.