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Alzheimer’s and dementia are progressive conditions, leading to further and further cognitive decline over time. Though this is a daunting prognosis, it is important to remember that those who struggle with dementia can still enjoy moments of happiness and a sense of belonging. The progression of dementia can even be slowed or stalled, and each day can still be filled with joyful memories and new experiences.
All of this is contingent on providing the right healthcare scenario, which often means assisted living. For those who have dementia or memory loss, it is important to find an assisted living community that specializes in memory care and provides ongoing programming to stimulate mental engagement and promote socialization.
As you seek the best memory care for your loved one, make sure you look for a community that is well equipped to address the unique challenges of memory loss, and that provides stability and enjoyment in equal measure.
It is important to understand that not all memory care communities are created equal, and in touring different communities, you should prioritize a few key concepts — among them:
What may be most important, though, is finding a place where your loved one will actually feel at home—something we take seriously at CountryHouse, to the extent that we have removed anything that might feel institutional, from our building layout to visual cues and language. We strive to create an environment that speaks to the warm embrace of home, and never feels like a hospital or a nursing home.
Because dementia is a progressive condition, its early onset may not signal the need for an immediate move into assisted living. Over time, however, memory care may become necessary as either the decline deepens or family members become exhausted by their roles in caregiving. A move into memory care is intended to benefit both the individual with dementia and the family members, who will feel confident that their loved one is receiving the best around-the-clock care with ample interaction and engagement.
A question that sometimes comes up is whether in-home care can work just as well as assisted living. While it certainly can in the early stages of dementia, assisted living care offers many things that in-home care cannot provide—well thought-out activities for the individual with dementia (as per our LifeCycles program), a holistic view of personal wellness, the highest standards of safety and security, easy access to medical care, and educational resources for family members. Additionally, assisted living can provide relief to family members who feel burned out by their caregiving responsibilities, yet still want to ensure the very best for their loved one.
When choosing memory care for your loved one, you want to choose wisely and confidently—and as such, CountryHouse invites your questions and your inquiries. Contact us today to ask more about why you should choose CountryHouse.