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Assisted Living and Memory Care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Individuals with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia will find it increasingly hard to function and live independently as time passes, and their memory continues to fail.  As each new day continues to being additional challenges and conditions continue to deteriorate, it’s likely that your loved one will require round the clock professional memory care.

 

Selecting a Memory Care Facility in Jacksonville, St Augustine, Amelia Island or Orange Park

Patients suffering with advanced Alzheimer’s and dementia will need 24 hour assistance and supervision with daily tasks like eating, bathing, dressing, medications and toileting.  Making the decision to move your loved one to a professional senior care facility can be difficult for everyone involved, so keep an open mind and to be tolerant of everyone’s emotions. Remember that professional round the clock memory care will improve your loved ones overall quality and life and safety.

Even if you are not yet ready to make an Assisted Living or Memory Care decision, doing some initial research will provide you with valuable knowledge on what local facilities offer, and will save time and heartache if and when a crisis should arise.Confused Senior Man With Dementia Looking At Wall Calendar

 

Exploring Assisted Living and Memory Care Options in Jacksonville

Visit several different Assisted Living facilities. Ask questions about the staffs experience with Alzheimer’s and dementia patients and if they receive ongoing Alzheimer’s care training.  Things to consider:

  • ✓ Is the facility clean, well lite and secured 24 hours a day?
  • ✓ How is the food and are mealtimes supervised?
  • ✓ Talk with current residents; do they seem happy with the surroundings?
  • ✓ What is the staff to resident ration?
  • ✓ Is the staff interested in your loved one and do they ask questions about their personal history?
  • ✓ Are activities planned base on the patient’s individual interests, physical and mental agility?
  • ✓ What is the cost, are there any hidden costs, and do you understand the contract?

 

Making the Move to Assisted Living, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

Moving can be a major adjustment for the person with Alzheimer’s, as well as their caregiver, family members and friends. Be sensitive to the fact that your loved one is leaving their home and moving to a new environment with new faces and daily routines. If you have been the primary in-home caregiver, you will need to transition to becoming the patient’s advocate. Everyone reacts differently, but always give yourself and the Alzheimer’s patient time to adjust to transitioning into this new living environment and lifestyle.

 

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