Memory care, sometimes also called Alzheimer’s care, are communities that are designed to offer a safe and enriching environment to individuals who are experiencing memory loss. This is done so by offering round-the-clock care and support, certified and trained team members as well as medical support. This might sound very similar to assisted living communities. The biggest difference is that memory care communities also offer specially designed activities and therapies that are aimed to enhance the memories of their residents. There are many benefits to a memory care program which we will further elaborate on in this article.
An Environment That Is Secure and Comfortable
The safety of the residents is of utmost priority in a memory care community. With people who suffer from conditions that cause memory loss, they have the tendency to wander. This is extremely dangerous as they may get hurt or lost. If they venture out often, it may also lead to them becoming a target for scammers or other forms of crime.
In memory care communities, you will have team members that is always around to assist residents in spending time outside safely. Also, care has been taken into designing an environment that has clearly identified living spaces, proper lighting, and other features that minimize disorientation and confusion. These unique floorplans will allow you or your loved one to both have the freedom of exploring the outdoors and the peace of mind that safety is not compromised.
Specialized Care for Your Medical Conditions
Memory care communities have expertly trained team members who will be able to deliver specialized treatment and care for individuals who are suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other memory-related conditions. Here at Discovery Commons At Wildewood, we offer our exclusive SHINE® Memory Care program which has attained a National Certificate of Recognition from the Alzheimer’s Association. This makes us one of the best memory care communities in Maryland. Even so, our nurses and nurse assistants continue to receive the best education to ensure that their skills remain relevant and updated.
Even if you have medical conditions that are not related to your memory loss, our team will still be able to assist. Whether it is getting help with administering medication, ambulation, attending wellness programs, or even therapy, there will be on-site access to that and more. More importantly, at any time of the day, there is round-the-clock medical support in the event that you are feeling any kind of discomfort.
It is of utmost priority that every person suffering from memory loss gets the care that is specially catered to them. This is especially so because every individual will have a different set of strengths, preferences, and abilities. For example, every individual has different preferences for dining experiences. Here at Discovery Commons At Wildewood, we created a dining program that taps on subtle sciences to stimulate participation, appetite, awareness, and interaction. This means that we have options for our residents, regardless of whether they are someone who enjoys a simple sit-down dinner or someone who is unable to continuously focus for a full meal.
If you have someone in your life who might benefit from memory care, do not hesitate to contact us today.