What to Do When Assisted Living Just Isn't Enough
In a majority of situations, placing a loved one in an assisted living facility proves to be the perfect choice for their needed level of care. However, there are some seniors who require more attentive and involved care that these facilities simply cannot provide. A senior’s loved ones are often frustrated and unsure of what to do at this stage, but there are still solutions when assisted living just isn’t enough.
Continuing Care and Memory Care
If the needs of your loved one have outgrown a senior living community or an assisted living facility, there are other options available to consider. Depending on their specific needs or diagnoses, there are two different kinds of facilities that may help your loved one:
- Continuing Care Retirement Community – Continuing care, or lifetime communities, are unique facilities in that they offer different levels of care that can be adapted to the needs of each senior. These communities offer accommodations for assisted living and nursing home care, independent living, and a “continuum of care.” Seniors can spend the rest of his or her life in a continuing care community and move between the levels of care as needed. This type of facility or community is often called “aging in place” as their services and accommodations often evolve as the level of care progresses. As with any living arrangement, it is important to consider the services that are offered by the community to ensure that your loved one’s necessary level of care is offered.
- For those with memory problems and diseases, a memory care facility is the best option to fit their needs. Memory care communities have become the absolute best choice for those who are suffering from diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. Memory care facilities cater to the specific needs of residents by featuring semi-private apartments or private rooms. These communities are normally located in a secured assisted living facility in a separate floor or wing with layouts that accommodate for wandering residents. Memory care facilities also feature specially trained staff members who are specifically trained in caring for those with memory problems.
Memory Care at Angels Senior Living
At Angels Senior Living, we work tirelessly to provide seniors with the levels of care that they require. Our memory care facilities have been designed to drastically improve residents’ quality of life in a safe setting, which feature interactive games and activities for improved cognitive ability. We enjoy taking the stress of caregiving off of a family’s shoulders by bringing their loved ones into a facility that it not only functionally sound, but also deeply caring.
Be sure to contact us for additional information!