Introduction to Memory Care
August 7, 2017
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Introduction to Memory Care

When it comes time to look into senior living communities for a loved one, many do not realize that there are specific areas that may be the best fit for their loved one’s needs. For example, independent seniors who desire an active lifestyle would fit in perfectly with a senior living community offering a multitude of activities and opportunities to explore. Seniors who need just a little help, but still desire an active lifestyle, would need to find a community that offers the support they need with the opportunities to be independent. What about those who may need a little more care as a result of memory impairments? They need a state-of-the-art memory care community.

According to Tammy Cahill, Sales & Marketing Manager, at CountryHouse, a memory care community in Granite Bay, CA, “memory care communities are the perfect solution for seniors who desire personalized care, the peace of mind of 24-hour care and security, and still want an engaging lifestyle filled with daily programming and opportunities for socializing. “Seniors who need a higher level of care often think they need assisted living, however it’s important to take into account if you or a loved one have memory impairments,” she states. “While assisted living communities do provide a high level of care, memory care communities are specially made to fit the needs of seniors dealing with memory loss.”

“Memory care communities, such as CountryHouse, offer residents something more than assisted living communities can,” says Tammy. “While most assisted living communities and memory care communities both have on-site nurses, 24-hour care and medication management, programming and setting are what really sets memory care communities apart. Memory care communities are specially built to protect the seniors within their walls from wandering outside of the community. With enclosed courtyards, specialized programming and care available right on site, memory care communities are truly the best choice for those dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.”

When Should I Consider Memory Care?

There are many tell-tale signs that your loved one may need a memory care community. Watch for the following signs:

  • A decreased amount of safety. Those with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia begin having difficulty staying home over time and may begin to have more trouble performing activities of daily living. Is your loved one with memory loss at risk of falls or other harmful events at home? If so, it may be time to make the move.
  • When care capabilities become too much. Over time, your loved one’s health may become harder to manage. They will begin to need help managing medications, performing activities they usually did every day, such as showering and getting where they need to go. The more dependent the person with Alzheimer’s or dementia becomes, the more likely it’s time to consider a move to a memory care community.
  • For a more active lifestyle. If your loved one begins to feel isolated or embarrassed by not being able to do what they once loved to do, they can become depressed. Moving to a memory care community can provide them with a more active and fulfilling life, allowing them to be active, participate in activities, socialize, and live happier and healthier lives.

If any of these apply to you or a loved one, it may be time to consider a memory care community. When it comes time to consider moving, it’s important to ask the right questions to be sure you’re choosing the right community for your loved one.

Support for your journey through memory loss.

If you or a loved one need help or support in choosing a leading memory care community, look no further than CountryHouse in Granite Bay, CA. Here, we provide a wide array of services and amenities to help ensure your loved one is properly cared for and engaged. For more information or to schedule a tour, call us today at 916-778-9665.

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CountryHouse at Granite Bay is the very first CountryHouse location in California. With a desirable location among Folsom Lake and the Sierra foothills, and only 25 miles northeast of Sacramento, Granite Bay was the perfect area to place our upscale memory care community. While CountryHouse at Granite Bay may be brand new to California, we are certainly not new to the needs of seniors. And just like every CountryHouse around the United States, we know that personalized care can make all the difference when it comes to quality care and peace of mind.

At CountryHouse, we provide personalized memory care in an environment that is beautiful and thoughtfully designed. Full of natural light, warmth and tasteful elegance, we want residents and their families to feel welcome and at home. In fact, our staff members are even hand-picked based on their natural empathy. Our staff learns each resident’s story, from their likes and dislikes to their values and their pasts, in order to customize care and make meaningful connections that provide residents with true moments of joy and the desire to make the most of each day.

With our LifeCycles wellness programming, we encourage residents to connect, engage and enjoy every day. Our LifeCycles programming is designed to focus on the four dimensions of wellness: physical, social, spiritual and intellectual. We achieve this through a range of daily activities and routines, which can include daily bus rides, cookouts, trips and other special events. At CountryHouse, we strive to make sure our residents make the most of each day, and we believe that when you treat people like family, and keep that at the heart of what you do, residents, their families and their health thrive. Contact us to learn more!

Connect with us today or call us at 916-778-9665 for more information or to schedule a visit.

CountryHouse is part of the Agemark family of senior living communities.

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