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Finding A Memory Care Community
Caring for a loved one who is facing issues with memory loss can be challenging for all involved. However, finding memory care communities to help you through the emotional pain doesn’t have to be.
Golden Pathways can help you to find the right senior placement in the perfect memory care community in order to meet each individual need of your family, and ensure the safety, health, and well-being of your loved one.
What Is Memory Care?
Memory care is a specialized type of care unit for those who are living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Memory care communities provide senior placement in a safe and secure environment where staff are able to closely monitor the health of their residents.
In memory care communities, you will find programs, activities, and a bunch of events that are specifically designed to ensure memory care residents continuously work on their cognitive abilities, whilst at the same time, still getting to enjoy all of their passions and hobbies in life.
Similar to assisted living facilities, the nurturing staff at memory care communities provide meals and assist residents with personal tasks if needs be. Highly trained staff are experienced, knowledgeable, and able to manage both common and challenging situations when it comes to their patients. You can have peace of mind knowing that your loved ones are in good hands with good company as staff check in with residents on a more regular basis, and provide additional structure and support to help them get through their day with a smile.
Common Services For Memory Care
✔ 24 Hour Care – Caregivers are available 24 hours per day to provide supervision and care.
✔ Private or Semi-Private Room – Residents can choose between having a private or shared room
✔ Activities Of Daily Living(ADL’s) – Assisted living care includes personal assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, and mobility if required.
✔ Customized Meal Plans – Meals are prepared three times daily and customized diets are prepared as necessary.
✔ Medication Management – Assistance with taking medications is provided as many times as needed daily.
✔ Secured Environment – Communties will coordinate with residents to provide transporation for doctors appointments, store, outings, etc.
✔ Housekeeping – Housekeeping is provided from one to several times per week or as needed.
✔ Social & Recreational Activities – Residents are kept active with many social and recreational activities that are planned throughout the month. Residents can choose to participate with as many activities as they desire.
Things To Consider When Looking For An Assisted Living Community
Is The Community Able To Assisted With All Activities Of Daily Living?
Is The Staff Trained To Provide Care For Dementia/Alzheimer’s?
Are There Options For A Private Or Semi-Private Room?
Monthly Rate Is Determined By Type Of Room Plus Level Of Care
Is It Private Pay?
Is Long Term Care Insurance Accepted?
Is VA Aid & Attendance Accepted?
Is It Close To Doctors, Family, or Friends?
Is Memory Care A Secured Unit?
Are Activities Provided?
Finding Memory Care Services
Memory care communities are uniquely designed living spaces that aim to keep those in senior placement with memory impairment safe, whilst also enabling them to enjoy the best quality of life they can possibly receive in these tough times. The activities they provide can range from fitness classes to music performances, resident socials, and so much more.
When it comes to choosing the perfect memory care community for your loved one, it can truly be emotionally exhausting. However, if you know what to expect and how best to prepare yourself, it can make your journey feel a little bit less daunting.
It’s important to keep in mind that you don’t have to go through finding the right senior placement alone.
Golden Pathways are here and ready to offer you guidance and information on everything you need to know about memory care. Whether you’re looking to find out what services are available, the typical costs, or what memory care community options you have around you, we’re here to help.