No one is ever really ready to move a loved one from home to a care community. The decision to begin that transition is a deeply personal one, and countless factors must be considered before finally determining what’s right for your family.
Among those factors? Urgency. Alzheimer’s and dementia are progressive conditions—leading to further cognitive decline over time. That’s why early intervention is critical when considering memory care. Rather than waiting until professional memory care is mandated by a physician, seeking help at the first sign of trouble will allow more time to make plans for the future—which can alleviate some of the uncertainty and stress when symptoms do progress.
Initiating the conversation with your loved one without bias is a crucial first step. And it requires caregivers to be honest with themselves. Think about whether you and your family can truly provide the level of attention and support that your loved one needs.
As you consider your choices, you may find that a memory care community can do more to provide consistent care than you’re able to on your own.
Routines and Activities
Establishing routines and ensuring daily engagement provide substantial benefits for individuals with memory loss issues. Routines and stimulating activities can sharpen focus, ease agitation and even instill confidence and independence.
Memory care communities like ours provide individuals with an array of engaging activities that appeal to a wide range of interests as well as different levels of memory loss. Residents can socialize and have fun, all while maximizing cognitive functions. CountryHouse’s unique LifeCycles program even offers regular exercise, daily bus rides and social hours too.
24/7 Individualized Care
Another unique benefit of a memory care residence? Around-the-clock care. Memory loss affects everyone differently—no two cases are the same. At CountryHouse, our individualized approach to care fosters meaningful, personal connections. We make it a priority to understands each resident’s likes and dislikes, and we spend time learning about their past, their family and their story. It creates a family-like atmosphere filled with comfort, engagement and joy.
Plus, we’re here 24/7. From our nurses and med aides to our cooks and life enrichment coordinators, every staff member is hand-picked based not only on their experience and qualifications but on their commitment to our company values too. We’re passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of others—every single day.
The Feeling of Home
As a specialized memory care residence, CountryHouse is designed and built for your loved one to feel comfortable and cared for while maintaining their independence.
We understand the major benefits that come from minor considerations like private areas, familiar decorations and an emphasis on routine. That’s why we invite residents to bring their own furniture and mementos to personalize their space with us. It creates a familiar, comfortable setting that cultivates health and happiness. And with our passionate, loving staff, everyone is cared for like family.
Wandering is a common symptom associated with memory loss. Becoming lost or confused can put individuals in dangerous conditions—and magnify worry and stress for family members.
Memory care residences are designed to prevent scenarios like this. Secured entries, surveillance and other safety features help protect residents from hazardous situations. This focus on safety, paired with our around-the-clock care, fosters security for them, and peace of mind for you.
At CountryHouse we truly value independence. There’s no mandatory participation or strict schedules to adhere to. Here, residents maintain the ability to do what they want to do and live the way they want to live. Whether they’re walking around the large, secure courtyard or practicing their stroke on the putting green, we allow for as much independence as is possible and safe.
With all the memory care options available today, settling on the perfect place for you and your family can feel overwhelming. But with guidance from our in-house experts, we can make it a little easier.