When you have a loved one facing memory loss, there are several immediate options for care that you may consider. These options are generally basic alternatives that help with the memory loss alone and may not meet other needs. They may also stop if the memory loss progresses. If you are concerned about the type of memory loss care your loved one needs, consider these four senior care options.
Home Health Care
Home health care is a go-to option for many families who don't want their loved ones to face moving to a nursing home, on top of memory loss issues. You may feel that it will be better to keep your loved one in familiar surroundings or you may simply want to avoid a community living environment. Home health care offers many benefits, but the biggest benefit for most families is the ability to grow with the needs of your loved one and expand to meet those needs while not leaving the home.
Assisted Living Communities
If home health care is not a viable option, assisted living communities may be an ideal alternative. These communities can help with not only the memory loss issues, but also with activities of daily living, personal care, and nursing care. If your loved one has other health needs, or if they need help with medication management, then this may be the ideal option. Make sure that if you consider an assisted living community, to ensure that the community does offer long-term care if your loved ones health gets worse.
Live-in Nursing Care
Live-in nursing care is an option that many families choose for its various benefits. They are with your loved one around the clock, and if an emergency arises, they are already on the scene with the medical training needed to take care of the situation until more help can arrive. This offers family members peace of mind throughout the day and into the night.
Memory Loss Residential Communities
Memory loss residential communities are similar to assisted living communities, but they focus on memory loss patients specifically. They do offer the same type of treatment that you would find in an assisted living community; however, all of the residents have memory loss and each area of the residence is devoted to residents in a particular stage of the illness. This type of senior care option offers long-term care without having to move your loved one from the community.
If you are experiencing issues finding the right senior care option for your loved one, consider discussing their health issues with a senior care counselor. They will be able to give you advice and help you locate the right options for you and your loved ones needs.Share
7 October 2014