Alzheimer’s San Diego Presents an Online Educational Webinar: Planning the Move to Memory Care
In an ongoing effort to educate family caregivers of those with Alzheimer's or related dementias, ActivCare Living teamed up with Alzheimer's San Diego recently to present an educational event entitled, “Planning the Move to Memory Care.” Below are some highlights from the webinar. To watch the webinar in its entirety, click here to view it.
Amy Abrams, MSW/MPH, Director of Education Alzheimer’s San Diego began the webinar with a discussion defining memory care and how to evaluate communities in order to find the right place for your loved one.
When considering a Memory Care Community, you want to review the following:
- Community Appearance
- Is the location close enough for friends and family to visit?
- Activity Schedule and how it engages the residents
- Medical Team Available (is a nurse available onsite 24/7?)
- Does the relationship between staff and residents appear to be warm, polite, and respectful?
Selecting a memory care community is a personal decision and many options are available. It is recommended that you investigate your options before you need them. The emphasis should be on the care that will be provided for your loved one and how it fits their needs.
If you’re searching for more guidance, ActivCare’s Family Advisors have real answers to commonly asked questions like: When is the right time to place? How do I convince my loved one to move?
Our Family Advisors are here to help.
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