You are home for Thanksgiving. And it is great being around family. But you notice that your parents are even more challenged than in past years. The moment might finally be here: your loved one’s issues might be Alzheimer’s or Dementia and they could need specialized care. Don’t wait to find advice and support as you consider this type of decision. It can take a little time to understand that change has come. It is time to explore all of your care options. Your Next Move here in the Triangle NC can help you with all aspects of this new chapter in care for your aging family. Here is some critical information you will find important:
The signs of a good Alzheimer’s care facility:
- Flexible staff that can deal with challenging situations and behaviors
- A structured daily routine that takes measures against the residents wandering
- Your loved one’s individual needs are valued
- Comfortable, familiar, and safe surroundings
- A compassionate staff
- Activities that help an Alzheimer’s patient succeed at familiar tasks such as clipping coupons or making lemonade
- Outdoor activities, such as raking leaves or watering plants
Three types of Alzheimer’s care facilities:
In the U.S. over 5.3 million people suffer from Alzheimer’s while affecting the lives of another 10.9 million caregivers. Consequently, there are many facilities geared towards the care of Alzheimer’s patients.
- Assisted living: Also called board and care, adult living or supported care, these facilities bridge the gap between living independently and living in a nursing home.
- Nursing homes: Also called skilled nursing facilities or long-term care facilities, nursing homes provide long-term care to individuals who require ongoing nursing care and supervision.
- Alzheimer’s special care units (also called memoir units): These are designed to meet the specific needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and other aspects of Dementia.
It is never easy to hand over the care of a loved one to someone else, but we are a company dedicated to assisting with senior transition. Hopefully the above information we have presented will make you feel more comfortable with the important consideration of assistance and process; we want you to make informed decisions.
Contact us today to help you with Your Next Move.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
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