How To Choose A Memory Care Facility For Your Loved One

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When your loved one has dementia or memory loss you may have to place them in a memory care facility. This is never an easy decision, and you may not be sure how to proceed. In fact, you may be very confused and anxious about what you should do. Here are some tips that will help you to select the right memory care facility

Your Loved One's Needs

Now more than ever you will need to carefully identify your loved one's needs. For example, if your loved one needs help with everyday activities such as bathing, dressing, or eating it is important that you choose a facility where the memory care staff will assist them day and night. 

If your loved one also has a chronic illness along with their lost memory loss, they will need regular medications and injections. You will need to ensure that you find a facility that can provide this kind of care.

Types of Amenities

The type of amenities and features that are available at the memory care facility that you choose is very important. Your loved one's interests should help you determine whether or not the amenities at any facility you choose are suitable for them. Memory care facilities have varying types of accommodations. Some have small cottages while others may have shared apartments. 

You need to find out how many meals or snacks they will provide each day. For example, are they brought the meals in their rooms or will they be escorted to a dining room when it is served? Enquire about any fitness programs or gym that may be available, as well as other amenities and programs the facilities offers. 

Safety Features

If your loved one's memory is so bad that they tend to get lost or wander off quite often, you will need to take a look at the safety features that are in place at any facility that you may choose. Ensure that there are secured windows and doors. Make sure that the fencing system is also secure. Take a look at whether or not they have emergency alert systems and alarms on emergency exits. It will also be helpful if they have 24-hour security on the premises.

These are just a few things that you should consider when choosing a memory care facility for your loved one. The key to finding the best facility is to sit down and make a list of your loved one's needs. This will help you to narrow your search and find the right facility.


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