Caring for an aging loved one can be a challenge. Caring for an aging loved one who has Alzheimer’s or dementia presents an even greater challenge. It can be heartbreaking to see someone you love struggle with memory, and not being able to provide the level of attention and care they need to thrive is especially tough. It’s important to recognize that caring for individuals with memory loss is a full-time job, and it’s OK to ask for help.
If you’re looking for full-time care for a loved one, consider St. Martin’s in the Pines’ Evergreen Memory Care. Evergreen is designed to promote the safety and well-being of individuals with early to late-stage Alzheimer’s Disease or other related memory disorders. While you may be tempted to choose a nursing home or other senior care facility for your loved one, several key differences make a memory care facility a better and safer choice.
For those with memory loss, safety is a key concern. People with dementia or other memory loss diseases are prone to wandering and could easily get lost within or outside of a facility that’s not specifically suited to their unique needs. Additionally, activities like crafts, parties, or scenic tours that are popular and enjoyed by other seniors could be confusing, disorienting, and potentially harmful to those with memory loss. Finally, while personnel at traditional nursing homes may be professionally licensed and display compassion, a lack of knowledge about care for those with memory loss could cause negative interactions with your loved one. Often, those with memory loss feel frustrated or dismissed by staff members who haven’t been given the proper training on how to make them feel validated, heard, and understood.
At Evergreen Memory Care, residents live in a secure, nurturing setting where they receive extra supervision and assistance with personal care needs. Professional licensed nurses are on hand to administer medications, and all staff is trained in caring for those with all stages of memory loss. In addition to registered nurses, the Evergreen team also includes medical social workers, a consulting geriatric psychiatrist, certified nursing assistants, and caregivers, which means your loved one will have comprehensive care from a talented group dedicated to their comfort and care. Residents can choose from a selection of specialized individual and group activities meant to encourage mental and physical stimulation.
Additional Amenities and Services include:
- Individually controlled heating and air conditioning
- Private bath
- Utilities, including cable
- Emergency call system
- Wireless emergency pendants available
- 24-hour nursing staff
- 3 well-balanced meals daily, including a variety of snacks
- Weekly housekeeping including furnished linens and towels
- Personal laundry service
- Medical transportation available on a fee-for-service basis
- Staff chaplain and pastoral counseling services
- Scheduled group transportation
- Secured access-control doors
- 24-hour security
- A wide range of daily activities supervised by an experienced activities director
If you think Evergreen Memory Care could help your loved one through memory loss, learn more by clicking here today.