What Is It Exactly?
Alzheimers Memory Care support the physical and psychosocial needs of the elderly and other individuals with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia. These services are provided in an Alzheimers Care Facility which can also be in a secure, locked wing for the safety of those who have the tendency to wander.
Alzheimers Care Facilities are specifically designed to treat and provide special care to seniors who are suffering from Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia. Alzheimers Care Facilities provide assistance with activities of daily living like help with eating, bathing, toileting, grooming, dressing-up and minor chores. These facilities can be very similar to Assisted Living Facilities in terms of services and amenities.
The overall objective of Alzheimer's facilities is to provide care for seniors with Alzheimer's disease by keeping the participants as healthy and active as possible. Social services and programs are tailored to provide seniors with Alzheimer's disease and other Dementias with as much mental and memory stimulation as possible.
Structured programs and activities are available to meet the needs of people with this memory loss disease. Crossword puzzles, Sudoku, chess and several other board games are usually available in Alzheimers care centers as it helps stimulate the brain.
Alzheimer's care facilities provide 24-hour caregiving support and higher level of security to protect those residents that have the tendency to wander. Caregivers and staff members in Alzheimers care facilities undergo extensive senior care training on how to care for Alzheimer's and Dementia patients. This ensures that proper quality of care is given to all senior residents with the disease and other forms of Dementia.
Alzheimers Facilities serve three healthy and balanced, home-cooked meals to all of their senior residents. Special diet accommodations may also be available. Additional services like laundry, hairdressing, medication assistance and transportation service may also be offered in these facilities.