Seeing a loved one struggle with dementia is difficult. You may fear for your loved one’s safety and feel unsure about the appropriate living environment for their needs. Memory care communities are designed to address the unique needs of those suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia. In memory care, your loved one will have the warmth of a friendly, residential atmosphere, but close supervision is provided around the clock to reduce accidents and ensure that their daily care needs are being met. If you’re not sure whether your elderly parent or relative could benefit from memory care, consider whether they’ve experienced one or more of the following conditions. Here is more information about who can benefit from living in a Memory Care Community.
Getting Lost or Wandering
A common sign of dementia is getting lost on familiar walking or driving routes. Alternatively, your loved one may have trouble recalling how they got to a specific location. In some cases, individuals with dementia may wander or be unaware of their surroundings, which can put them in dangerous situations, such as walking in an unsafe neighborhood or wandering onto a busy street.
Forgetting to Eat Meals
For many older adults suffering from dementia, living alone can compound health issues because basic care needs are not being met. For example, your loved one may be regularly forgetting meals or be unable to prepare healthy meals that offer the nutrition they need. They may also have trouble keeping up with personal hygiene, medication management, and toileting.
Safety Hazards at Home
Dementia is more than simple forgetfulness, and it can quickly create safety hazards that may endanger your loved one. Burners and appliances may be left on, fireplaces may be unattended, and areas of the home may go unmaintained, causing fire hazards and potential for other accidents.
Reach out to Twin Town Villa Today!
If you think your loved one may benefit from memory care or another level of senior living, contact us to schedule a tour of the community or call us at 218.643.9542 with questions. Now is a great time to reserve your room before winter! From assisted living to memory care, we provide a continuum of care that can cater to your loved one’s needs.