Family members with dementia might start hoarding as a coping mechanism to feel more secure. However, hoarding behaviors introduce problems such as mold and pests, hygiene issues and fire hazards. If you are considering Memory Care in North Port, FL, for your loved one, our experienced team can help manage your loved one’s hoarding behavior. In our retirement community, we offer a full continuum of care that aims to develop a sense of belonging while promoting independence for residents with dementia.
The home environment of a hoarder is often compromised when living spaces are so cluttered that they impact the hoarder’s safety and quality of life. The amenities in our Memory Care community are specially designed with features like handrails, low beds and slip-resistant floors. These are installed to instill a sense of safety and comfort in your loved ones and minimize the tendency to hoard.
An Inclusive Community
Instilling a sense of community in Memory Care is important, especially for your loved ones who struggle with hoarding behaviors. Besides daily activities to engage them and having their medication needs being taken care of, your loved ones can be part of a supportive community where they gain a sense of autonomy and enjoy the camaraderie of their peers.
Beautiful Outdoor Spaces
Our Memory Care community has beautifully manicured grounds and we take pride in ensuring that our outdoor spaces are secure. Our residents can spend time in nature in a safe outdoor space, which helps to minimize feelings of boredom and agitation. Our carefully curated walking paths, beautiful landscapes, and resort-style amenities will cure cabin fever and eliminate the sense of being cooped up indoors, which is frustrating to many dementia patients.
Engaging and Mentally Stimulating Activities
To reduce the tendency of hoarding, your loved ones should be engaged in meaningful activities. In Memory Care, our aim is to improve your loved ones’ memory and cognition. We promote active participation in activities that focus on residents’ strengths instead of their limitations. This is important because regardless of age, failures and mistakes often impact our self-esteem and our sense of competence. When our residents enjoy success during these fun activities, they will feel good and gain confidence even when doing simple tasks.
Better Mental Health
Managing our loved ones’ hoarding behaviors is never easy. You might feel overwhelmed and incapacitated when it comes to coping with your loved one’s hoarding behaviors as it affects the safety, mental health and well-being of yourself and your loved ones.
In Memory Care, our team members are professionally trained and will enrich your loved one’s life by providing a safe haven with resident-focused amenities, a supportive and safe environment and an inclusive community. You can rest assured that your loved one will receive the best form of care. If you have any questions about Memory care, you can always schedule a tour and have a look at our retirement community for yourself!