Words “Dementia, Alzheimer’s, memory problems” worries everyone. Whatever the diagnosis, the results can be devastating for the sufferer and the family.
What we do when someone we love needs help dealing with memory problems?
According to National Institute of Aging more than 5.5 million Americans, most of them age 65 or older, may have dementia caused by Alzheimer’s, but the broader term of dementia results from disease, trauma, or stroke and affects brain function.
This results in loss of memory, which causes myriad problems.
A medical diagnosis is crucial, and an assessment of how memory loss is affecting the activities of daily living is important, too.
So, what can we to do to help the loved one who is forgetting things, repeating the same phrases, losing track of daily tasks or events or even having trouble making choices or dealing with financial matters?
Some families can deal with the resulting problems for a while with Dementia Home Care or Alzheimer’s dementia care, but there can be a time when that isn’t practical, and a special environment is needed to keep the loved one comfortable and safe.
Memory care environments are designed to provide safety, security and professional staff to care for those who are having problems but who still want a level of independence.
How to assess, screen and choose Dementia care residence for your loved one?
- Perform an extensive background check, research facilities and staff, look for any problems and evaluate histories and policies. Only when a memory care environment passes that thorough investigation include it in the list of potential homes.
- Sort out the diagnosis of determining the type of care.
- Screen potential places based upon the specific needs of your loved one.
- Ask questions to assess staffs knowledge, determine special memory care programs, communication frequency with families, staffing ratio, etc.
- Tour potential dementia care homes.
- Select the Dementia care home that passes all the criteria.
We understand that this is lot of work, that’s when A1 Senior Care Advisors can help.
How do we help to solve the problem of Memory Care and Dementia Alzheimer’s?
- We meet with you.
- Share our vast research and knowledge of what to look for in a place to care for someone with dementia.
- Then help you select residences to inspect in person. We even drive you to visit and accompany you as you tour potential dementia care homes.
The best part is that we do it at no cost to you. Our services are FREE! We’re with you, every step of the way.