Is Memory Care in Tucson Right for My Loved One?
Many seniors diagnosed with dementia can age at home with some assistance from family members. Although it can be stressful at times, the National Institutes of Health lists many resources available to help you and your loved one live well with dementia.
However, there may come a time when your loved one might prefer the many advantages of an assisted living community like BridgeWater Assisted Living. It’s easy to understand why. Housekeeping, restaurant-style meals, transportation, and social activities are all provided in a safe, community environment. In addition, this maintenance-free living allows seniors to enjoy time spent pursuing activities they love.
For residents living with memory loss, BridgeWater’s memory care communities offer additional support that might make them the perfect option for your family.
What Is Memory Care?
Memory care is a type of long-term care for seniors experiencing memory loss and cognitive decline. As in assisted living communities, memory care staff take care of meals, housekeeping, and transportation and help with medication management and activities of daily living, as needed. Memory care has some added benefits, though, like:
- Extra safety and security
- Increased supervision and environmental security measures
- Additional specialized training for team members
- Cognitive therapy
Residents in memory care respond well to the structure of an established routine and 24/7 access to any needed assistance.
Why Choose Memory Care in Tucson?
At BridgeWater Assisted Living Memory Care in Tucson, we genuinely believe there is a better way to care for seniors experiencing memory loss. Using our exclusive, science-based therapy program, Equilibrium, our caring team proactively keeps our residents mentally engaged.
What Is Equilibrium?
Combining art, music, mindfulness, and cognitive therapies, Equilibrium activities stimulate the brain and measure how each resident feels daily. As a result, participating residents have experienced positive outcomes, including enhanced communication skills, improved memory, decreased anxiety, and reduced need for medication. Our experienced directors continually adjust the activities to maximize the satisfaction of each resident.
When to Move to Memory Care
Every family’s situation is unique. Knowing when the time is right to move a loved one to memory care can be challenging. The following are some signs to look for to help you and your family make this important decision.
- Your family member would be more comfortable having access to assistance 24/7
- Increased forgetfulness and confusion are making daily life more challenging
- Your loved one is having difficulty communicating, socializing, or completing simple tasks alone
- You are worried that changes in your family member’s behavior might present a physical danger
The good news is that many seniors thrive with the therapy, activities, routine, and secure environment a quality memory care community offers.
Take a Look at BridgeWater Assisted Living Tucson Today!
If you are considering memory care in Tucson, please call us to schedule a tour of our beautiful community or just stop by to see what we’re all about. We would love to answer any questions you might have about assisted living, memory care, our outstanding amenities, financial assistance, and more. Let us help your family today!