When it comes to the care of your loved ones, it’s important to consider not only their physical care but also mental and emotional care. Some older adults experience Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or other conditions that impact cognitive performance. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the number of people with Alzheimer’s dementia aged 65 and older could exceed 12 million by 2050. Memory care is an important aspect of caring for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of cognitive impairment common with advancing age.
How Memory Care Can Improve Quality of Life
At Elder Care Alliance, we offer leading-edge memory care solutions for residents who could benefit from this service. Our memory care program helps older adults feel a sense of purpose and comfort. Here are a few ways quality of life can improve in a memory care community.
Mature adults with cognitive impairment need to feel a sense of belonging in a reassuring and calm environment. A memory care community provides precisely this type of environment. Residents tend to feel a sense of comfort and tranquility because they are well cared for by people who understand the proper ways to care for them and help them feel engaged.
It is not uncommon for people with Alzheimer’s dementia to wander off and become lost and disoriented. However, when your loved one is in a memory care community, you can have peace of mind that they are always kept safe. At Elder Care Alliance, we ensure residents do not wander off the premises accidentally or while they are unattended.
Dignity is something every human deserves throughout all the stages of life. A memory care community provides this dignity by ensuring that all residents feel purpose, respect, and belonging. When dignity is present, the quality of life tends to be higher.
Continuing Life Interests
Your loved one with Alzheimer’s dementia still has interests they can pursue. The day-to-day activities we offer here at Elder Care Alliance can help restore your loved one’s memory of interests once forgotten. We also introduce new life interests that help provide structure and creativity to our residents’ routines. From baking to painting, we can support a wide variety of life interests so that each day contains excitement and fun.
Custom Health Care
People with special cognitive needs require custom health care. Custom health care is par for the course in a memory care community. Each resident has different needs, so tailored care for every resident is created. The more customized the care, the higher the quality of life.
Signs It May Be Time for Memory Care
If your loved one has recently exhibited disorientation or confusion that impacts physical safety or experiences unexpected changes in behavior, it may be time for memory care. This type of care can improve your loved one’s quality of life. Schedule an appointment with Elder Care Alliance to learn more.