Setting a High Standard in Memory Care Services
If you have a loved one who is facing dementia, you are probably experiencing many challenges with this progressive disease.
A living and caregiving situation that may have been working six months ago may not be the best option now. It’s reported that 59% percent of family caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias rated the emotional stress of caregiving as high or very high, so it’s important to have a plan that supports everyone’s well-being. This may include employing in-home services such as companion care, skilled care, personal care, or moving to a memory care community.
Memory care services are typically for people experiencing mild to late-stage dementia. Designed with additional safety and structure, they will minimize stress and confusion for their residents. If you are looking for a memory home with a high standard of care, consider asking these three questions:
- Do they have emergency procedures for their dementia care services?
- Do they have safeguards that encourage independence?
- Do they have a high level of individualized care?
1. Do they have emergency procedures for their dementia care services?
A memory care home should have a procedure in place to address an emergency situation. Ask to see their plan and make sure that their staff is well-trained to follow that plan.
2. Do they have safeguards that encourage independence?
Dementia care services should be designed to foster residents’ independence within their abilities.
Secure outdoor courtyard
- Allows residents to explore without getting lost.
Complete handicap accessibility
- Gives residents freedom within the home no matter their physical limitations.
- Ensures resident safety by preventing a resident from wandering away from the facility.
A memory care home should always provide an environment where the resident can be as independent and safe as possible.
3. Do they have a high level of individualized memory care services?
A high standard of care includes more frequent check-ins by team members with dementia-specific training. Often residents with dementia have challenges with medication management or poor hygiene – and quality care will ensure that these things are closely monitored and managed.
A House Is Different From A Home
Menno Haven Retirement Communities are specially designed for individuals who are in need of a safe, secure, family-centered environment. Because proper safeguards are in place, these individuals can be free to be themselves again.
Our Memory Homes encourage residents to enjoy life again and provide families with peace of mind that their loved one is in an environment that is designed specifically for them. Every activity and interaction in our assisted living and memory care homes has been carefully designed to nurture the body, mind, and spirit.
Menno Haven memory care in Chambersburg is suited to meet the changing needs of those with dementia, from at-home care to on-site memory care. Visit our website to learn more about our memory care services and how we can serve you or your family member living with dementia.