Alzheimer's/Dementia Care Planning

Alzheimer's & Dementia Care Planning

At Conscious Aging Solutions, our team provides expert care planning for individuals of families of people who are suffering from Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

We believe our personalized and caring approach, combined with the expertise and professionalism of our team, gives the individuals we work with the very best care for their individual needs.

 

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Before we make any form of a plan, we take the time to understand a person’s preferences, strengths, abilities, likes, dislikes, and interests. We also look into details such as how a person’s day is structured, what time of day a person functions at their best.

As the disease progresses in a person, their abilities will change; but with flexibility, innovativeness, and creativity, daily routines can be carefully adapted to support these changes.

Our care planning will take everything into account and consider future factors as well as the present-day situation to ensure a complete view is taken and accounted for.

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Memory Care

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Memory Care is often considered when caring for someone with Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease becomes increasingly difficult. Essentially, Memory Care is a form of senior living that provides specialist, intensive care for those with memory issues.

While there are stand-alone Memory Care units, there are also nursing homes and assisted living facilities with specialist units for patients with Dementia.

With many options available, and different regulations in place from one state to the next, it’s important to visit the unit in-person to have the opportunity to ask questions to help you determine whether or not the Memory Care Unit is right for your loved one.

Why choose Memory Care?

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These spaces are purposely created to provide a less-stressful, structured, and safe environment for individuals with Dementia or Alzheimers.

There are set routines in place, residents are given assistance with personal care, they are checked upon more frequently, and nutritious meals are also provided.

It works in a similar way to assisted living, with the added benefit of having a specialist team that is trained to deal with the unique challenges that may arise with either Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

The facility itself will also differ from a regular assisted living facility.

As individuals with Dementia are known to wander, a memory care facility is designed to control such issues, with alarmed entry and exits points, enclosed outdoor spaces, and elevators that require a code to operate.

These key features help to keep individuals safer compared to other facilities that are not designed with Dementia or Alzheimer’s in mind.

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Why choose Memory Care?

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For individuals who receive a diagnosis during the early stages of Alzheimer’s, it is possible for them to live independently for some time, even more so when there is assistance from either a paid caregiver or family member to help with their in-home support needs. 

However, when this assistance is not available, or the individual requires more care than they are currently receiving, there will come a time when you need to review whether or not they can continue to be cared for from their own home or if a memory care facility is better suited to their needs. 

If you answer yes to any of these questions, it could signal a need to look into memory care for your loved one.

  • Is the health of the individual or the caregiver at risk?
  • Is the individual safe in their home?
  • Are the personal care needs of the individual beyond your ability to provide?
  • Are you, as the caregiver, feeling agitated, stressed, or impatient?
  • Are you neglecting your own family and work commitments as a result of having to provide care for your loved one?
  • Would the social interaction, support, and structure at a care facility be beneficial to the individual?

In a traditional assisted living facility, individuals are expected to manage their time independently. Mealtimes and menus will be posted, but there are no staff members proactively checking in with individuals on a high-frequency basis. In a dedicated memory care facility, the focus is different, and the staff will ensure that people come to activities, get their meals and that they have the additional structure and support required. These facilities come with additional activities that are designed to help boost cognition and engage residents throughout the different stages of the disease.

At Conscious Aging Solutions, our team can help you explore the individual needs of your loved one and look at the different memory care facilities available. As we’ve already mentioned, an in-person visit is important, and some people do like to visit several times to see what the facility is like at different times of the day and to meet other members of staff.

Some of the biggest factors to consider when looking into Memory Care include:

  • The people and the staff
  • The cleanliness of the facility
  • Outside space
  • Nutrition and meal quality
  • The specific levels of staff training relevant to the disease
  • The activities 
  • If Medicaid is accepted
  • Continuing care options

At a time when you are likely to be emotionally distressed, tired, or concerned about the safety and wellbeing of a loved one, you can depend on the team at Conscious Aging Solutions to deliver beyond your expectations. 

We’re here to help you get the very best for your loved ones, and we always will be. 

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Care Planning

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We understand the importance of effective care planning; our patient-centric approach to what we do puts the individual first and foremost and helps tailor services, support, and activities around their unique needs and preferences. 

There are five core domains a dementia care plan will address.

  • Physical Quality of Life
  • Medical Care
  • Caregiver Support
  • Support and Services Accessibility
  • Emotional and Social Quality of Life

If you would like to discuss any element of Dementia or Alzheimer’s care planning with a friendly team of experts, please contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you soon. 

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