Discovering you or a family member needs memory care is a very difficult thing to face. You want to be sure you’re able to find the best solution possible. If you’ve never looked into memory care living before, it can be overwhelming and hard to know what qualities these centers should have. Read on below to find out what to look for so that you can choose the best memory care living for you or your loved one.
Memory care apartments should be designed to be as safe and comfortable as possible. They’ll feel less like a hospital room and more like a new home. At BridgeWater, we even encourage residents to bring their own furnishings and decorate their apartments how they want. That difference puts residents more at ease and surely helps to improve overall happiness.
We have 24-hour emergency response monitoring. For day-to-day safety, we can provide assistance with tasks such as medication management, bathing, and dressing. The safety features of our apartments include technology that monitors changes in activity that could potentially indicate health issues. And we also regularly do healthcare evaluations. By monitoring in this way, we can get ahead of a health emergency, even preventing a hospital visit. When it comes to health and safety, the sooner the better.
Alzheimer’s, dementia, and memory loss are incredibly frustrating and can cause depression, anger, and anxiety. That’s why it’s so important for memory care living programs to have activities that are designed to keep residents engaged and boost their spirits. At BridgeWater Assisted Living, our exclusive Equilibrium program is specifically designed to do just that. The science-based activity program uses a cognitive behavioral therapy approach and combines different aspects including art and music. This program is shown to improve not just memory but also mood, communication skills, awareness, and more. And we make sure to keep family members up-to-date on their loved ones’ progress.
The quality of staff at a memory care living center can make all the difference in the world. You want to be sure the staff is properly trained and certified and prepared for almost anything. Here at BridgeWater Assisted Living, our staff receives memory care training. But great memory care is more than a skill set. The staff should also be compassionate, friendly, patient, and kind. This is where touring a memory care living center can be helpful. You can observe and get to know the staff during this visit. And you can ask any specific questions you have to get a better idea if the place is a good fit for you or your loved one.
All of the above features can be found here at BridgeWater Assisted Living. We have even more to offer you or your loved one as well. You can find additional information about our memory care living and services on our website. You can schedule a visit to tour one of our memory care living centers on our website as well.