Is Memory Care Right For Your Loved One?
With age-related cognitive decline, the signs are not always immediate. Symptoms can unfold over a period of time, making it difficult to pinpoint when to transition your loved one into a memory care community. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 5.8 million Americans of all ages are living with Alzheimer's in 2019. By 2050, this number is estimated to rise to nearly 14 million. With such distressing statistics, it’s no surprise that families are struggling to care for loved ones affected by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
When Is It Time For Memory Care?
Everyone can be forgetful at times. Distinguish if your loved one is having a “senior moment” or if it’s something more by recognizing these red flags:
- Forgetting how to do routine tasks
- Confusion about time or place
- Difficulty handling money
- Changes in mood and personality
- Seems withdrawn, fearful or distressed
- Difficulty with speech or writing
Keep in mind, early diagnosis can make the difference when dealing with cognitive decline. If your loved one is exhibiting any of these signs, please contact a medical professional for an evaluation.
Benefits Of Memory Care
Memory care communities are specifically designed for the unique needs of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. With proper treatments, services, and carefully crafted environments, residents in memory care can benefit by:
- Receiving personalized care
- Retaining their independence while maintaining their security and safety
- Medication management
- Meal preparation and service
- Increasing social interactions, activities and so much more!
A memory care community can provide family members with peace of mind of knowing that their loved ones cares are being met, at all times.
Learn More About Memory Care At Catholic Eldercare
At Catholic Eldercare, we recognize that each individual has unique requirements. Our team of highly-trained caregivers collaborates closely with your loved one, their family, and your loved one’s physician to come up with a care plan that’s tailor-made for their specific needs. Our memory care unit provides an environment of comfort, acceptance, and freedom - a place where dignity is cherished and lives are enhanced. To learn more about our memory care communities and programs, please contact Robin Haenze at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-605-2515.