When you have a parent or loved one with Alzheimer’s, there may come a point when it is no longer best for them to live at home. As you begin your search for quality memory care there are several important aspects to keep in mind. First and foremost, you want a place with proper licensing and medical support, but there are other details to watch for that help you know if the Alzheimer’s Unit can become a loving and supportive home for your loved one:
- Knowledge of Alzheimer’s – Look for a facility that will not only be patient and understanding but will provide therapy, socialization opportunities and medical care specific to Alzheimer’s. Some centers even offer family support groups.
- Staff and patient interactions – When visiting the Alzheimer’s unit, pay attention to how the staff interacts with the residents. Do they use their names? Do they smile? Are the residents given choices throughout the day?
- Administration availability – How present is the administration? You may want to find someone who takes part in the care giving and activities in order to get to know residents and truly understand their needs.
- Home-like environment – Consider a care center that looks and feels more like a home than a hospital. Is it in a safe neighborhood? Was there care and consideration in choosing the décor?
- Family engagement – How does the center help residents to keep family ties? Ask questions to learn about visiting arrangements and options for interaction, while still keeping your loved one safe.
At The Almost Home Group, you’ll find three beautiful and carefully managed homes where your loved will be given a safe, positive environment supported by a knowledgeable and caring staff. We’re happy to answer any questions you have, so reach out to us today.