It is typically with mixed emotions that a family comes to the realization that their loved one needs more care than they can get at home. When this happens, there are several things to consider as you search for the best memory care.
One of the first things you need to know is that “memory care” is committed to caring for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Assisted living is intended for those that require some extra care with their daily living activities in order to retain their independence and live their lives safely and comfortably.
Many assisted living communities have a separate wing devoted to memory care residents and some like MorningStar at Bear Creek is entirely memory care. Memory care staff members should have gone through specialized training in order to understand the disease as well as to effectively care for those with dementia.
At Bear Creek all of our team members are extensively trained to care for our tender residents and our community is uniquely designed to allow residents to freely move about to explore their surroundings. You also will want to know the level of care the community is equipped to handle. At Bear Creek, we care for those from the onset of the disease through to the most advanced stages.
Other questions should include how secure is the community and what is the staff/resident ratio during the day as well as at night. In addition do residents receive regular health monitoring, is there a nurse on staff, and will there be a thorough intake process before your loved one joins the community? Ask how meals are handled, and when will you be contacted if there is a problem.
We encourage you to visit MorningStar at Bear Creek’s website to learn more about our loving, unique memory care community. Also, we recommend you set up a tour to see firsthand the home-like atmosphere of Bear Creek.
MorningStar at Bear Creek is a memory care community that uses progressive methods to palliate symptoms and revive joy. Our foundation is built on honoring God, valuing our seniors and hiring staff with a felt calling to serve, and is devoted to creating a true home for residents within a serene setting. Please contact us to schedule a visit to experience firsthand our loving community.