When caring for a loved one with dementia, what if there was a better place than home?
The word “home” stirs familiar and warm feelings. When a family member is diagnosed with dementia, staying at home with care and support from family members, friends, and/or paid private-duty caregivers is usually the first step.
Over time, for those with dementia, remaining home for the long term may not always be the best option. Home may no longer be that safe, comfortable, and familiar place. Furniture can become trip hazards. Residents may elope from the house and wander. Days and nights can get mixed up—with residents sleeping all day and up all night. For the caregiver, the constant stress and worry can impact their health and their attitude.
Those with dementia need a safe environment that offers daily stimulation and socializing; a place specially designed for them. They benefit from regular structure and routine. When engaging in simple, safe, and scheduled activities their self-esteem receives a boost while exercising different skills and interacting socially. Caregivers can return to their familial roles with the peace of mind that their loved one is being cared for 24/7.
The best choice for your loved one may be a lively ActivCare community that provides residential memory care in an engaging, socially rich environment that is tailored to the needs of individuals with dementia. A fully supported and engaging environment is not possible in a home setting.
At ActivCare, all we do is memory care. Round-the-clock attention is provided by specially trained caregivers and licensed nurses who understand the special needs of those with memory loss. A captivating activity calendar offers a daily schedule and creative events to encourage participation and socializing.
We cherish our residents and strive to bring meaning and purpose to their lives daily. We take care of the details so that you can become a family member again. Contact a community near you to learn more.