When To Get Support

When living at home is no longer an option get support.

There may come a time when the person with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia will need more care than can be provided at home. During the middle stages of Alzheimer’s, it becomes necessary to provide 24-hour supervision and monitoring to keep the person with dementia safe. As the disease progresses into the late-stages, round-the-clock supervision and care becomes more intensive.

Making the decision to move into a residential care community may be very difficult, but it is not always possible to continue providing the level of care needed at home. The questions below may helpful when determining if a move to residential care a good option:

  • Is the person with dementia becoming unsafe in their current home?
  • Is the health of the person with dementia or my health as a caregiver at risk?
  • Are the person’s care needs beyond my physical abilities?
  • Am I becoming a stressed, irritable and impatient caregiver?
  • Am I neglecting work responsibilities, my family and myself?
  • Would the structure and social interaction at an residential care community benefit the person with dementia?

Even if you planned ahead with the person for a move, making this transition can be a stressful experience. You may feel guilty and wonder if you are doing the right thing. These feelings are common. Families that have been through the process tell us that it is best to gather information and move forward. Keep in mind, that regardless of where the care takes place, the decision is about making sure the person receives the care needed.

One of the most difficult challenges a family can face is finding a secure, welcoming and supportive environment for a loved one in need of memory care.

We have the in-depth understanding and knowledge to help you make an informed decision that is right for your loved one.

If you or someone you love is searching for senior living options we would be honored to join your quest and support you every step of the way.

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