Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia can be challenging for everyone involved, causing you to feel a range of emotions and to ask yourself questions about what is going to happen to your loved one’s health and what happens when it becomes too overwhelming to take care of them at home:
The more you know about what to expect from memory care and dementia communities and how to prepare for when your loved one’s needs outgrow the care you’re able to provide, the more it can make the journey feel less daunting.
When you start to feel like you need outside assistance, memory care and dementia communities are wonderful environments where seniors can lead meaningful and enjoyable lives — and you can experience peace of mind.
This guide will look at everything you need to know — from signs it’s time to start exploring your options to how to find a quality community and questions to ask when touring.
You’ll learn about common features of a memory care facility; the typical progression of dementia, from the mild or early stage to the severe or late stage; questions to ask to help determine if a move to residential care a good option; tips for what to pay attention to as you search for the right memory care and dementia community; and questions to ask the memory care staff during the tour to help your family make the right decision.
Being prepared for the day when your loved one might need more help and support that you can offer alone allows you to have a plan in place that makes a possible transition easier on both you and the person you are caring for. Fill out this form and get your free copy of your Guide to Memory Care and Dementia Communities.