Can you answer yes to any of these questions about your elderly loved ones? Are they becoming a little more forgetful? Have they lost weight? Are they taking their medications properly and consistently? Are they repeatedly asking the same questions? Are they forgetting to take bath/showers or brushing their teeth? Do they have poor hygiene? Are they wandering off or losing their way?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, it may be time to consider transitioning your loved one to a memory care program. And if you’re caring for a loved one who is living with dementia, you know the importance of keeping them safe, secure, and as comfortable as possible. Unfortunately, as the disease progresses, it becomes more difficult to properly care for your loved one as they need greater care than what you can provide at home.
The solution? An assisted living community that also provides a memory care program. Here are the top 6 benefits of choosing memory care for your senior loved ones:
1. Personalized care
No two people with dementia require the same care. The best memory care communities offer customized care to meet each individual’s unique needs and concerns. In addition, team members are available 24/7 to offer support services and assistance and to ensure your loved ones are kept safe. Some of the services provided are medication management, mobility assistance, and incontinence care.
2. Diet and wellness
Every resident is unique and has various dietary needs or restrictions. At Avanti Senior Living, residents are offered a multitude of fresh, delicious, and nutritious food choices with every meal. The Avanti Taste Restaurant has eliminated fried, high-sodium, and unhealthy processed foods from the menu. Additionally, hydration stations are always available to decrease dehydration and encourage residents to hydrate throughout the day.
One of the most common behaviors associated with dementia is wandering. A memory care community offers safety, security, and monitoring to eliminate the risk of dangerous wandering. Team members are also specially trained in proper dementia care to ensure your loved one is receiving the highest level of care possible. One of the greatest benefits of Avanti’s memory care program is the use of daily sanitation protocols in place to reduce the spread of germs.
4. Assistance with medication and mobility
During the early stages of dementia, your loved one may exhibit poor hygiene, may forget to take medications, and be at a greater risk of falls. Memory care services provided by Avanti Senior Living include bathing, dressing, and grooming assistance, as well as discreet medication management. Avanti’s interior and exterior design was developed with seniors in mind: plenty of natural lighting, no loose rugs, no clutter, and proper grab bars and other safety features installed to reduce the risk of falls.
Residents greatly benefit from being engaged. Activities that are specifically designed to enhance cognitive skills, stimulate memory recall, and boost brain activity are critical for elderly individuals and help reduce depression and isolation. Residents have the opportunity to participate in group activities such as barre classes, arts/crafts, and strength training, all of which promote socialization.
6. Non-clinical setting
Avanti Senior Living’s memory care program, Salize, is most known for its unique setting. As soon as you enter, you’ll find its welcoming environment to be tranquil, warm, and comfortable. Customized to empower individual choice, independence, and dignity, Salize, provides natural lighting, contrasting colors, assistive technology, and signs to help residents easily navigate the community. Residents also benefit from beautiful, personalized private suites that helps them feel at home. Avanti’s good design is valuable for those living with dementia and its amenities enrich the lives of their residents.
Let your loved one experience a memory care community that focuses on boundless opportunities for growth, well-being, and personal fulfillment. Avanti Senior Living embraces our residents’ passions and ageless spirit to live life to the fullest and on their terms.