A parent’s love for their child is immeasurable. They’ll do anything for their children, even if it means giving up some of their own time and comfort. Whether you’re caring for your mom or dad, it can be tough to see them become less independent as they age. If you’re thinking about placing your parent in a memory care facility to give them the best quality of life possible, this is something you should consider doing sooner rather than later. Here are five reasons why:
Independence is a cornerstone of memory care and it’s important for a number of reasons. To begin with, independence provides your aging parent with the opportunity to do what they want, when they want and how they want. This can be an important aspect of their psychological wellbeing, providing them with a sense of control over their lives during this challenging time.
Aging parents who are physically able are also able to maintain their independence by staying active in their community, which has been shown to have multiple benefits for seniors’ health and wellbeing (e.g., increased Vitamin D absorption through sunlight exposure).
Specialized services, in general, are designed to meet a specific need. For example, your local hospital might offer specialized cancer care that’s specifically designed for people with cancer. Similarly, a memory care facility is designed to meet the needs of people who have experienced memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia.
Safety is a top priority for memory care residents. Safety monitoring and support is 24/7, and it’s provided by trained team who know how to respond quickly in an emergency situation. Every resident has a safety plan to ensure they are protected at all times. If your loved one needs assistance walking or moving around the facility, there are plenty of team members ready to assist them with their mobility needs whether that be help with getting dressed, transferring from bed to wheelchair or showering.
Assistance with Medications and Mobility
One of the most important aspects of a memory care community is medication management. Most people with Alzheimer’s disease will require some type of medication, and it can be difficult to manage at home. In addition to managing their medications, they may also need help with mobility assistance and personal care tasks like bathing, dressing and eating. Specialized programs are available to provide these services in a safe environment where your parent will receive the attention he or she needs.
This means that the care your parent receives is tailored to their specific needs, in a way that will help them live safely and comfortably.
Why is individualized care important? The reason for this type of treatment is that each person has different preferences and needs—and what may be ideal for one person might not be so great for another. For example, some have trouble getting around or remembering things, while others have no problems whatsoever. If you’re trying to find an assisted living facility (ALF) where your loved one can feel comfortable and safe, it’s important that they receive treatment based on those particular needs specifically related to their situation. A provider who offers individualized care will also help with things like meal preparation and shopping lists so that your loved one doesn’t have as much responsibility as they would if they were on their own at home or elsewhere.
We hope this article has helped you understand the benefits of memory care for aging parents. It can be a difficult decision to make, but we want you to know that your loved one is in good hands at our facility. We’re here for any questions or concerns you may have, so please feel free to call us anytime!