If you have a love one in Burien in need of Memory Care services or other assistance, MyAFH is here to help!
What is Memory Care?
Memory care is a type of long-term senior care designed to best serve individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of progressive-degenerative dementia and/or memory loss.
While nursing homes and other senior living facilities provide ‘round-the-clock professional care, Adult Family Homes that offer memory care provide a safe, predictable environment optimized especially to protect residents from wandering, getting lost, and self-harm.
Senior adults in Burien who need more assistance than what is usually offered in assisted living facilities, or individuals who have a more advanced form of dementia, making it unsafe for them to stay in their home, often find that memory care is the best choice for their long-term care.
MyAFH homes can care for memory conditions for your loved one, call today for info about our memory care options in Seattle. Call us or use our Adult Family Home Search. Call 1-800-747-2997, email us at [email protected], or contact us here on our website.
Memory Care Facility Burien
Memory care residents most often don’t have any other major health issues, aside from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, but they are no longer able to safely live in their own homes.
Memory care is designed to provide a safe, structured environment with set routines to minimize stress for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Caring, professional staff provide meals and assist residents with personal care tasks, just as the staff of an assisted living facility would, but they are also specially trained and licensed to assist with the unique issues that residents living with dementia or Alzheimer’s often experience. Memory care staff will check in with residents more frequently and often provide extra support and guidance to help residents navigate their day.
When choosing to relocate your senior loved one to a memory care facility in the Seattle area, there are many things that you may be concerned about. Here are some factors to consider during your search.
- Layout and physical environment
- Food and activities
- Availability of continuing care
Dementia Care Homes Burien
Individuals in the early stages of dementia who are still able to live independently or who only need minimal help with daily activities may do well in a standard assisted living community, and a memory care facility may feel too restrictive. If your loved one struggles with daily functioning, needs support most of the time, or seems afraid and lonely living at home, it may be time to explore the options for memory care. No matter which option you choose, be sure to choose a home with qualified experience supporting elderly adults. Ask as many questions as you can and make sure your loved one feels comfortable when you visit the community.
Each memory care facility offers its own unique range of services. Some offer enhanced services including on-site physical, occupational and speech-language therapy, on-site physician’s services and escorts to local medical appointments.
You probably still have many questions and concerns about memory care and what’s best for your loved one. MyAFH is here to answer your questions and ensure that the choice you make for your elderly loved one’s long term care is what’s best for them and for you. Give us a call today to explore your options.
Call 1-800-747-2997 or visit our Contact Page.