What is Memory Care?
Memory care is most often associated with nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Many nursing homes and retirement communities have created specific wings to care for people with memory-related diseases. These “memory care” facilities have staff that are trained to handle individuals dealing with memory loss.
Some of the services offered in memory care facilities include medication management, exercise and physical therapy programs.
In Home Memory Care
Many people don’t realize that at home memory care is an option. Many of the services provide at a care facility can be provided by an in-home caregiver.
The first step, of course, is to determine the needs of the person suffering from dementia. Individuals with memory loss are often more comfortable in familiar surroundings and can have a high quality of life while staying the their own home. Many families want to support their loved one’s desire to live at home.
If you are considering in home memory care for a loved one, some factors to think about include:
- The age and overall health of your loved one
- The progression of their memory-related disease
- Your ability to help manage their care
- Availability of caregivers trained in memory card/dementia care
- Dependability of caregivers
Caregivers by WholeCare provide a wide-range of in-home care including in-home memory care.
- Staff trained specifically in Alzheimer’s and dementia care
- Up to 24/7 in-home care
- Over 17 years of trusted service in the Nashville area
- Help with medication management
- Melp preparation
- Light housecleaning
- Running errands/taking your loved one out to run errands
- Facilitate maintaining social and spiritual activities (like help with going to church/bible study)
If you’d like more information about in home memory care or to find out more about the services we offer, please give us a call at 615-298-9201.