How to choose homes for Alzheimer’s patients?
We know how difficult and complicated it is to take care of a person with Alzheimer’s since it may require 24-hour care. Or they may show uncontrolled, aggressive behavior or tend to wander frequently.
The energies and patience of being able to care for your loved one or a patient with this condition can be physically and emotionally draining; It is even very likely that he or she may not be able to meet, at home, all the needs that that loved one requires. When this time comes, you may consider choosing to find a place where the person with Alzheimer’s lives with the best possible quality of life.
It is normal that when making this decision you may feel guilty or distressed, just remember that many people who care for a dementia patient come to experience this feeling at this point as the disease progresses.
By transferring the person to a care center or home that specializes in this type of condition, it will bring the peace and tranquility that every caregiver deserves.
There is no better reward than knowing that your loved one with Alzheimer’s will be safe and receiving the best care.
1. How can we make sure we get that care?
We recommend that you visit various assisted living facilities, nursing homes, or nursing homes.
During your visit take note of the following impressions.
• How does staff take care of residents?
• Is the staff friendly?
• Does the place feel comfortable?
• How do the other residents look?
• Do the residents look clean and well cared for?
• Are the meal times appropriate?
Does the food look nutritious?
• Is the place clean and in good condition?
• Does the place smell nice?
• Does staff repeatedly conduct themselves towards residents?
• What activities, if any, do you usually offer to residents?
• How many staff does the center employ?
• How many of them are trained to provide medical care if necessary?
• How many Alzheimer’s patients live in the center?
• Does the center have a special unit for people with Alzheimer’s disease? What types of services are offered at the center?
2. Look for references
• Talk to other people who care for other residents with the condition who live in the care home.
• Read the reviews of social networks or Google.
At the Insignia communities, we have specialized areas in Alzheimer’s and other dementia conditions. We care about giving you a safe place and we create an appropriate and happy environment for the enjoyment of your loved one.
Insignia Digital Department