If your loved one is experiencing memory problems associated with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, you may need assistance in caring for him or her. Deciding which type of memory care community best suits your loved one is an important decision, and there are many factors to consider.
The following explains the differences between various types of senior living communities as well as types of care so you can make the best possible decision for your loved one:
Montessori memory care programs aim to help people with dementia connect with a community and contribute to the best of their ability. Tasks such as giving a patient a basket of clean towels to fold or providing a safe cooking environment can provide enjoyment as well as a sense of accomplishment that can help improve their quality of life.
Hearthstone’s philosophy is based on the belief that people who have dementia can still experience a high quality of life through care and activity programs that are uniquely designed for them. Programs offered are residential care, short-term care after injuries or when caregivers need a break, or a day visitor program.
Options for care
In some cases, family choose to care for their loved one at home, but they’ll need support from caregivers or short-term care from time to time.
These options used to be called licensed boarding homes, and they often house 5 to 25 residents. If this option is available, it needs to be able to provide the level of care that memory care patients need.
Specialized care centers
These centers help memory-impaired seniors with all the activities of daily living, activities, and supportive services.
If you need help in deciding which memory care community would be best for your loved one, contact A Place At Home Omaha today. Our Senior Living Alternatives program is a FREE, personalized service that will help you and your loved one identify the community that best fits his or her needs.