Support for patients with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and other memory problems is a prime concern in senior care and assisted living. Many care facilities don’t have the correct staff or funding to handle this safely. There are some facilities, however, which provide a specialist community and support staff for seniors with memory issues. Here are just a few ways they can help:
Seniors in assisted living feel more comfortable if they feel as if they are a part of a community with neighbors and friends around them. It will greatly ease the transition into assisted living, reduce anxiety and stress, and provide reassurance to their loved ones.
2. Daily Care Routine
It can be easy for memory care patients to forget about regular daily activities such as eating and bathing or forget whether or not they have completed certain important tasks. Care homes should also establish a regular routine for each patient to ensure that none of these are overlooked and assist the patient if necessary.
After daily activities, household chores are usually the next to be forgotten by people with memory issues. This is why care homes also provide a full housekeeping service, including a laundry service, to ensure the patient and their family that their apartment will be kept in good order.
4. Stimulating Activities
Any person suffering from memory loss can be aided through social and recreational activities designed to keep their mind active. A good senior care home will have a full schedule of such activities available to memory care patients.
With facilities and services such as these, seniors with memory problems can retain a sense of freedom and individuality while still remaining in a safe and secure environment with a friendly and supportive community. This will provide peace of mind to them and to their families during what can often be a difficult period.
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