Retirement communities that specialize in meeting the needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia are known as memory care communities. Memory deficiencies can make daily life challenging for you and your loved one. However, it does not mean that your loved one has to sacrifice their quality of life in their golden years. Living in a community with dementia can feel scary, so it is important to choose a good memory care community. They provide 24-hour care and assistance, memory care therapies and specialized activities designed to help your loved one stay active and engaged. Let’s explore the benefits of memory care.
Confidence and Self-Esteem
Memory deficiencies can interfere with the daily life of your loved one. They may start to lose confidence and self-esteem when they are not able to complete their daily routine or participate in social activities like before.
Memory care communities have specially trained team members that provide varying levels of assistance based on your loved one’s needs while maintaining a level of independence. They will empower your loved one to participate in their personal care, daily tasks and social activities as independently as they can and help them to celebrate modest victories throughout the day. The assistance provided for your loved one helps to reduce falls and injuries, increase nutrition and encourage social interactions.
Quality of Life
Maintaining a higher quality of life in their golden years helps your loved one feel meaningfully engaged. SummerHouse Vista Shores’s memory care team members are specially educated to plan and coordinate activities that stimulate physical, mental and spiritual involvement, helping your loved one stay active while living a fuller, more rewarding existence. Some activities part of their Celebrations Events & Activities include live music performances, guest lectures, day trips, recreational activities and more.
Memory Core Therapies and Activities
Memory core therapies and activities aim to reduce cognitive decline, promote positive reminiscence and retain memory as the symptoms progress. For instance, reminiscence therapy provides your loved one with meaningful cues, such as photographs, music or trinkets, that helps them to recall happy memories of their past. Some memory care communities also provide pet therapy, aimed to provide your loved one with companionship and increase positivity. Stroking the soft fur of a therapy dog or watching tanks of colorful fish can help them to feel calm and happier.
The therapies and activities also help your loved one to cope with irritability or other behavioral issues, such as wandering, sun-downing and mood swings. The team members are specially educated to de-escalate stressful situations and provide comfort for your loved one.
Person-Centered Memory Care at SummerHouse Vista Shores
If you are making the decision to move to a memory care community, SummerHouse Vista Shores can provide the right care for you. Our all-inclusive and holistic approach to memory care is thoughtfully conceived to provide good experiences in all aspects of our residents’ life. We also prioritize a strong communication framework to keep families informed and involved in the care of their loved ones.