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Assisted Living and Memory Care

When you can no longer provide adequate in home care for your loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, it’s time to consider a professionally supervised memory care facility. These memory care facilities provide residents with round the clock care, an improved quality of life and peace of mind for the family.

Memory care facilities are designed for those that require advanced help with Alzheimer’s or dementia, but still want a level of independence. They provide a safe and secure place for a trained professional staff to care for those with memory loss issues. Memory care facilities deliver needed support, private and semi-private rooms, with locked and alarmed doors to assure no one wanders off. Alzheimer Symptoms, Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment infographic - vector illustrationSymptoms, Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment infographic - vector illustrationTo maximize physical and mental activities, they offer well designed common areas for meals, planned activities and social interaction.

Question to Determine if Memory Care is the Correct Option:

  • Has the person with dementia become unsafe in their current home?
  • Is your loved ones health at and safety at risk?
  • Are their 24/7 care needs beyond the ability of a family caregiver?
  • Is everyone becoming a stressed, irritable and impatient?
  • As the caregiver are you neglecting yourself, your work, and your family?
  • Would the structure and social interaction at a care facility benefit your loved one?

 

When evaluating a potential dementia or Alzheimer’s care environment, it’s important to be honest with the dementia sufferer, and all family members. Try to communicate information about a potential move in a positive, supportive and non-threatening way. Don’t feel guilty, but instead remember that the move will benefit the well-being of your loved one and dramatically reduce caregiver stress.

Make scheduled visits to several Jacksonville Assisted Living/Memory Care facilities before selecting the one that’s best suited to your needs.

Things to Determine:

  • Is the staff warm, welcoming and experienced in memory care?
  • Do they provide a personalized approach to patient care?
  • Are family members asked to become involved in care-planning and reviews?
  • Are residents allowed to make choices about their daily activities and routine?
  • Does the facility offer specialized medical support?
  • Do they offer individual as well as group activities?
  • What is the staff to resident ratio, both day and at night?
  • Is the facility clean and secure?
  • Is the food well prepared and nutritional?
  • To encourage visits, is the care facility close to family and friends?
  • Are visiting hours flexible for family members?
  • Can overnight stays and holidays with the family be easily arranged?
  • Does the staff request relevant information about your loved one, including life story and interests?
  • Is the fee structure being fully explained?
  • What additional costs could be incurred?

 

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