If you have a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, then you have a few different options for their care once they can no longer live independently. Your main options are in-home care, assisted living care, or specialized memory care. In this article, we’re going to look at some of the benefits of dedicated memory care for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.
Caters to memory conditions
It’s important for your loved one to receive care that meets their specific needs. While skilled nurses and regular assisted living facilities can provide care for dementia patients, memory care is specifically designed to supports the needs of those with memory problems and related conditions. With memory care, you know that your loved one will get the dedicated and tailored support that they need.
Can be at home or in senior living
Memory care doesn’t have to take place in a dedicated facility. Assisted living communities like Brookstone have specialized memory care provisions to offer our residents the support they need. Memory care can also be provided at home if your loved one is not ready to move into senior living.
Keeps the patient safe
Certain symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s can put the patient at great physical risk. They may wander aimlessly into the street or grab onto a hot pan without realizing. Memory care nurses ensure that the patient’s safety and security are looked after around-the-clock. Their carer can take care of chores that may be difficult and ensure that the patient’s home environment is safe and secure.
Ensures their needs are met
Self-care easily falls by the wayside for patients with dementia or other memory problems. They may forget to eat, drink, bathe, and take medication. A memory care provider can perform tasks like cooking and cleaning, as well as helping the patient with bathing, grooming, and medication management. Their carer can make sure that the patient is well looked after.
Enrichment and engagement
On top of the patient’s basic needs and safety, nurses in memory care are also there to provide company and engagement for the patient, and fun and enriching activities for them. Patients who are still living at home and who live alone can greatly benefit from the company of their carer and activities they can enjoy together. In an assisted living community with memory care services, patients can also join in with group activities in the community.
If you want to find out more about memory care services with Brookstone of Clemmons, then contact us if you have any questions.