Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are conditions that often require special care to meet the needs of loved one who are affected.
Their conditions sometimes make it critical to locate a community where competent staff with experience and skill can meet their needs and they can live safely.
We understand this is rarely an easy journey for loved ones seeking the best care available.
What is Memory Support?
A memory support residence offers those with memory deficits the opportunity to maintain optimal independence and functioning in a safe and comforting environment.
The preservation of their dignity and opportunities for individual expression are encouraged and family involvement is embraced.
You will find structured activities that promote engagement and are age-appropriate. Housekeeping, meal preparation and medication administration are also integrated into a memory support area. Staff is trained to understand residents’ needs.
These are just a few of the benefits living in a memory care community.
When is It Time to Consider This Level of Care?
An accurate assessment is critical when contemplating placing a loved one in a memory support unit. Alzheimer’s disease can be difficult to diagnose but there are tools available to make this medical determination.
It is a very personal decision regarding when the time has come for an individual to have around-the-clock assistance and supervision but caregivers from a spouse to children may simply be overwhelmed providing necessary care.
The ability to maintain independence is compromised as this disease progresses. Safety becomes a huge issue that frequently alerts loved ones that the time has come to seek a residence supervised by professionals. Education is key in exploring the options.
Communities like The Peninsula, an assisted living and memory support community in Hollywood, offer a special wing called The Garden for its memory support residents and these types of services. A caring staff member will be happy to provide a tour of the community and answer any questions you may have. Contact The Peninsula for additional information at 954.399.5997.