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Feb-15-2021 | Uncategorized,
Memory care is a specialized type of care designed to meet the needs of seniors who have Alzheimer’s or dementia and who want to stay at home. This is particularly true for seniors in the early stages of dementia or Alzheimer’s. But providing such care for a loved one can take a toll on a caregiver which is why in-home memory care services are helpful.
Benefits of Memory Care
Long term care at home designed for patients with dementia helps keep them from feeling disoriented compared to moving to a specialized care facility. Agencies that offer specialized care for seniors with these conditions typically have specialized training for their caregivers. This added benefit gives families who may already feel overwhelmed and stressed added security and peace of mind.
Caregivers can help with things like helping seniors look at photos or other objects to help support and engage their memory. If a loved one is prone to wandering at night, a caregiver can help with those issues as well.
How Caregivers Provide Care
Caregivers who provide memory care often assist with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, toileting, and feeding. With their additional specialized training, caregivers can:
– Manage unpredictable behavior
– Help seniors stay engaged
– Break down tasks so that they’re easy to manage
– Communicating more effectively
– Prevent wandering and make sure seniors are safe
Activities of Memory Care
Caregivers who specialize in memory care can create a safe and positive environment for their seniors. This includes helping them participate in hobbies and activities like going for walks, playing games, and looking at photographs for example. Other things caregivers can do with seniors include using music therapy, dance, or aromatherapy to improve positivity, mental health, and physical health. Caregivers can also adapt to changing abilities and interests of their clients. Memory care at home can adapt to the ever-evolving needs of a client in a way that residential care may not.
If you’re in search of long term memory care, reach out to Polish Care Services. Our staff of care experts will be happy to find a care solution that meets your needs.