Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia can be a challenging journey, not only for the person diagnosed, but also for their family members and loved ones.
Dementia is the umbrella under which Alzheimer's disease is classified. Alzheimer is a specific type of dementia. As the disease progresses, the level of care and assistance a person requires will increase. When a person with Alzheimer’s requires a higher level of care than the family is able to provide, this is a good time to consider other options such as an assisted living facility that offers the memory care component. These facilities offer trained personnel, a secure round the clock setting with continuous monitoring, and assistance.
Elopement is a common symptom associated with Alzheimer/Dementia. If your loved one is an "exit-seeker" and you are worried about elopement, you should consider an ALF that offers a memory care component. By providing a safe and secure setting you can eliminate the risk of injuries that can result from wandering. Many assisted living facilities have secure Alzheimer's units or Memory Care which provide secured areas preventing elopement.
Residents in memory care typically need assistance with medication management, bathing, dressing, eating, grooming, toileting and other daily tasks. Memory care units provides hands-on long-term care to seniors with Alzheimer, Dementia and other healthcare conditions in a monitored environment. Usually the staff to patient ratios in these facilities are higher than in regular assisted living facilities. Some of the services you can expect to receive are:
Assistance with bathing, dressing and grooming and toileting
Housekeeping and laundry service
Exercise and physical therapy programs
Social programs and activities
Round the clock trained personnel and assistance
On site Doctor visits
Mobile labs and X-Rays
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