Outlining The Various Aspects Of Memory Care

  • September 09, 2021 BY  Anthem Seniors
  • Anthem Senior Advantage

Memory care facilities are designed to cater to the needs of people dealing with Alzheimer’s or other related dementias. After all people with Alzheimer’s, or dementia, or other such cognitive conditions require special kind of care and support, care that is high-end and in the hands of professionals, and rightly so, since these conditions take a toll on the memory functions of individuals that come in the way of living everyday life normally. It interferes with the activities of daily living, such as eating, dressing, bathing, toileting, etc. Such conditions can negatively impact regular life, and this is where memory care facilities come into the picture.

Memory care facilities, such as the award-winning Anthem Senior Living in Phoenix, offer a safe environment to those with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia, where patients receive care of the highest level tailored to their needs in the hands of trained staff. Some of the features of memory care communities include

  1. 24 hours assistance provided by certified staff
  2. Assistance with personal stuff (transportation, appointment scheduling, housekeeping, laundry)
  3. Daily stretching exercises
  4. Scheduled hydration and nutritious meals (Anthem Senior Living offers three delicious home-cooked meals prepared fresh daily)
  5. Social events and activities
  6. Health care management and assistance with medication (registered nurse on staff, awake staff at night)

This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the features. There’s more on offer than this by reputable memory care facilities in an effort to ensure dementia patients live a quality life for as long as possible.

Activities offered by memory care facilities play a huge role in shaping the life of dementia residents. These activities stimulate their mind, engage their senses, and most importantly give purpose in their lives (something to look forward to by residents). Anthem Senior Living takes pride in the activities we offer that adds meaning to our dementia residents’ life:

  1. Arts and crafts
  2. Pet therapy
  3. Scheduled entertainment, events and outings
  4. Weekly Bingo and Fresh flower shop
  5. Cooking
  6. Gardening
  7. Brain games, such as puzzles, board games like chess
  8. Storytelling
  9. Book reading

When searching for a memory care community for your loved one, don’t forget to ask or inquire about a few things, which are

  1. Safety and security measures (so as to prevent any untoward incident, such as wandering- common among people with Alzheimer’s disease)
  2. Training of staff (Anthem Senior Living houses some of the best certified care giving staff, our care ratio is 1 to 5)
  3. Whether or not the facility offers customized care plans
  4. Medical services provided
  5. Programs and activities offered for dementia residents (extremely important)
  6. How equipped is the facility to look after patients with compromised mobility, or to handle, violent, aggressive behaviors?
  7. How families are kept updated about the goings-on in their loved one’s life at the facility (care needs in particular)? (Anthem Senior Living organizes weekly Sunday Brunch welcoming resident Family & Friends)

Contact Anthem Senior Living at 602.909.9550 to book a suite today for your loved one to live the best life possible. All our suites are equipped with comfortable pillows, chairs, blankets, TVs, and more. Drop in at our facility and take a tour! Care offered by us will definitely match your requirements or those of your loved one.