Often, when people develop dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and other memory issues, it becomes impossible for them to continue living in their own homes. Family members try to help in many cases, but often find themselves overwhelmed because they are not trained to care for people with these issues. When this happens, they need to find places where their loved ones can live and get the help they need, while still being comfortable and feeling like they are at home. The professional staff is fully trained to deal with any and all problems that arise, and patients will always have access to any medical care they need.
A Memory Care Facility is a special residence for patients who have dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Patients will receive 24-hour care, and are supervised at all times. The living environments are secure, so there is no risk of patients wandering, which is common in those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The patients receive assistance with everyday tasks, including bathing, grooming, eating, and taking their medications. They also receive long-term medical care in a facility that has been created specifically for those who need specialized care and treatments.
Many services are offered at a Memory Care Facility. Patients receive three meals daily, as well as snacks whenever they want them, either in their rooms or in dining rooms where they can interact with other patients. Group activities are also arranged, as well as individual activities for patients. Housekeeping and laundry services are provided, and if patients need anything, there are people to run errands for them. All medication is properly managed, so no patient will ever miss a dose because they have forgotten about it. There are also a number of therapy programs for residents, including exercise programs.
All patient suites have private bathroom facilities and window treatments. Patients have televisions, telephones, and even Internet connections in their bedrooms. All rooms have fire and smoke detectors, as well as sprinklers. Utilities are included in the monthly rental fees. To learn more about the care offered, amenities, and more in a facility that has a high ratio of staff to patients, contact Dial Retirement Communities.
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