Caring for your loved one who has been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease can be more difficult as the disease progresses. You might be concerned about your loved one wandering away outside of the home and not being able to find their way back or performing household chores that could be dangerous to them (like changing a high-up lightbulb or lifting a heavy laundry basket). You want them to be safe, but you may not know what that entails. Here are three ways that memory care apartments keep your dementia patient safe.
Everyone requires different care, and we believe that every adult deserves individual care depending on their needs. There is no one-size-fits-all situation in assisted living or memory care. At BridgeWater memory care apartments, we take a proactive approach through our revolutionary Equilibrium activity program. Art, music, mindfulness, and cognitive therapies are all used to find the right combination of what each person enjoys and what works to help keep minds engaged and spirits high.
The health and wellness outcomes speak for themselves too: there is measurable improved memory focus, decreased anxiety, and enhanced communication skills in our Equilibrium patients. In this safe environment, your loved one will feel happy and safe and will thrive in this chapter of their lives. Our team is also specially trained to help with memory care patients, who can often become confused and anxious.
Older adults are at greater risk for falls and accidents in their own homes which can happen at any time. However, if your loved one is living in a BridgeWater memory care apartment, the risk is greatly minimized. Part of this is because we can handle the chores for you. This includes laundry services, housekeeping, and meal preparation. No more grocery shopping or worrying about fire safety while cooking your own meals.
Of course, if you definitely need your favorite snack that you can’t find in our bistros or restaurants, you can certainly go shopping on one of our regularly scheduled shopping trips or outings. This way, you don’t have to think about what chores you have waiting for you—we’ll take care of them, and you’ll be free to do the things you’d like, whether that’s socializing, relaxing, or learning something new.
The basics of having a memory care apartment are that you can expect 24-hour assistance and response monitoring, and you’ll have an emergency call pendant as a precaution.
Another feature is that these memory care neighborhoods are designed to be safe. Among other things, they are well-lit, with ramps and fewer stairs, and include handrails and grab bars in bathrooms. Some of our further amenities include medication management, dressing and grooming assistance, and secured garden courtyards. This way, your loved one will be able to enjoy the outdoors without you worrying that they’ll wander away or become lost.If you or your loved one is considering moving to a memory care apartment, look no further than BridgeWater Assisted Living. Contact us today to schedule a tour.