It can sneak up on us. We start to notice our loved one forgetting, misplacing, missing things they used to know, or having trouble making choices or handling money. Eventually, the memory loss can begin to affect areas of daily living (ADLS), and becomes a problem affecting health, language and comfort. And it is a problem that requires a solution.
We begin to suspect dementia, or memory loss, when it affects brain function, and begins to limit problem solving, or doing routine tasks. People often forget how to do things they should know very well, or have problems making choices or keeping track of what they need to do or what they actually did during a day. Oftentimes, people with significant memory loss are not able to manage their medications or personal care. We have all heard of a senior who leaves his or her house to take a walk, only to become confused and lost. When the problem becomes a safety issue, another level of care is needed.
If your older family member has been diagnosed with memory loss, it can be caused by Alzheimer’s Disease, (AD), brain trauma, stroke, of other degenerative diseases. Your doctor can make the final diagnosis, but the effect of such memory impairment is that your loved one needs help. So how do you select a living arrangement that will keep your senior safe and meet the physical and emotional needs of a person with such memory loss?
Memory care services and living arrangements can be confusing, and it is often a real challenge for family who are not familiar with memory care environments to locate a facility that can not only provide all the security and safety accommodations necessary, but can still offer a level of independence for a loved one.
The choices are difficult when you don’t know what questions to ask, or how to evaluate a facility. That’s where A1 Senior Care Advisors can help. And they do it at no charge to you.
A1 Senior Care Advisors are the professionals in not only identifying which facilities are able to meet your loved one’s needs, but also in knowing what facility will be able to meet their needs as they change and evolve. A1 Senior Care Advisors are knowledgeable about the different levels of care provided by different facilities, and what the various licensures mean when it comes to providing services to your family member. There is no better service to give you welcome assistance when you are searching for the best facility and services for your family’s needs. A1 Senior Care Advisors are knowledgeable, caring, and willing to help you select a short list of options based upon your needs, your budget, and your location.
If your family is facing memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s in a loved one’s life, A1 Senior Care Advisors can offer a free assessment, a shoulder to lean on, and a helping hand in sorting out your best, most caring options.