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How Do Memory Care Communities Meet The Unique Needs of Alzheimer’s Patients? 

How Do Memory Care Communities Meet The Unique Needs of Alzheimer’s Patients? 

Selecting the right memory care program can enhance Alzheimer’s patients’ quality of life. Experienced caretakers will know precisely how to meet residents’ unique emotional and physical needs. This care includes the specific needs of each resident, outlined in a personalized care plan. 

Read on below to discover the many intricacies and benefits of Chandler memory care.

Memory Care Communities Provide Secure Environments

At Solterra’s Chandler Memory Care community, the safety, security, and comfort of our residents are our top priority. We provide the best technology to ensure their safety, particularly with entrances and exits. Outdoor settings are also secure, and the tranquility and natural beauty of the outdoors do wonders for our residents’ moods and relaxation.

The top-of-the-line security in our memory care communities includes 24-hour supervision. That way, if anything happens, on-site staff can address it right away. In addition to keeping the communities safe, these security measures prevent seniors in memory care from wandering off and getting lost. Families can rest assured that residents are in the most safe and secure environment.

Our safety plan also includes a personalized monitoring system, alerting staff if something seems wrong. Residents are also provided with an emergency call pendant. Using this helpful technology means that if medical care is necessary, it can be administered as soon as possible.

One way to meet the unique needs of Alzheimer’s residents is to have an environment that minimizes confusion. Our Chandler memory care residences are designed to be easy for seniors to navigate, with clear pathways and directions. The risks of falls are minimized as much as possible. The residences also feel like home, and you can even bring recognizable items from home to make them feel even more comfortable and at ease.

Housekeeping services are provided so that the residences stay clear and clean, which can prevent senior falls and significantly reduce their stress. Residents don’t have to worry about keeping up with laundry, cleaning, dusting, vacuuming, and maintenance, as it’s all taken care of for them. 

The Most Personalized Care

No two people are exactly alike, and treating all Alzheimer’s patients as a monolith doesn’t address the individual’s unique needs. Our memory care program makes sure to learn as much as possible about each resident. To create a personalized care plan, memory care professionals will look at the residents’ medical history, current health status, and cognitive ability.

Personalizing a resident’s plan goes beyond their physical condition; it also considers their preferences and lifestyle. We want to learn all about their life, including their personalities, stories, interests, dislikes, talents, accomplishments, values, and struggles. The best memory care programs can be tailored to accommodate everything we know about each resident so the program produces the best results.

We keep close communication with the resident’s family members and loved ones. They are, of course, the ones who know our residents the best. If your loved one needs memory care, know that your and your family’s input is more than welcome.

How Experienced Memory Care Professionals Make All the Difference

Conditions like Alzheimer’s affect individual patients differently, so memory care communities make sure to hire staff with the specific experience, education, and training required for these unique needs.

Experienced care teams for memory care communities know how to tailor a care plan for every individual, no matter how unique. Memory care communities are also well-staffed so that there are enough caregivers on-site to give each resident as much undivided attention as they require.

This personalized care also ensures patients and caretakers have the best and most productive relationship. The caring and compassionate caregivers will make it easier for residents to build trust in the staff, making them feel safer. This feeling of safety also helps ease their family and loved ones’ peace of mind.

Memory Care Communities Encourage Family Support

Caretakers communicate regularly with the residents’ families, building a caring and compassionate relationship and maintaining a bond. Families will stay informed of residents’ health status and the ins and outs of their daily care. Loved ones are also encouraged to visit as much as possible, including attending medical appointments. 

Families can also participate in events and activities. Residents will benefit from the presence and support of their loved ones. It’s just one of the many ways Chandler memory care can be personalized for each resident.

How Tail0red Care Plans Best Suit Patients

Due to their experience and the time they take to get to know residents’ health histories and life stories, memory care professionals go above and beyond to create customized care plans.

Memory is such a personal thing, which would explain why memory care can require a unique approach. Residents will respond more to things that are deeply familiar and which they are passionate about. Some examples of tailored care methods include playing familiar songs, using old photos, and participating in longtime favorite hobbies. 

Tailored care plans fundamentally treat each resident as an individual, supporting their sense of identity. It also helps them to feel more respected and understood, which reduces feelings of agitation. By connecting and caring for them as a person first and foremost, you ensure residents retain their dignity. 

A Variety of Therapeutic Activities

Memory care programs include activities that are shown to have positive impacts on residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Including activities in memory care is great for the mind, body, and senses.

These activities can also be tailored based on the resident’s interests and hobbies. This form of therapy is all about producing joy and boosting moods. For instance, if a resident has a longtime love of music, related therapeutic activities will most likely involve music to boost the positive emotions and confidence of the patient.

Many of these activities are also very fun and allow residents to express themselves, and the activities all promote socializing, helping build friendships between residents. Spending time in their community can greatly boost their moods, as well as their cognitive functions. 

These therapeutic activities include:

  • Music therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Color therapy
  • Crafts
  • Games that improve cognitive function
  • Health and fitness activities
  • Fun events and entertainment
  • Spiritual practice for various denominations

You can find more information about our Chandler memory care community by visiting the Solterra Senior Living website. There, you’ll see how our memory care program is surprisingly affordable. We have financial assistance options and even accept Medicaid. 

You can also schedule a tour online and contact us with any questions. We look forward to providing the best, most personalized memory care for you or your loved one!