The Basics of Memory Care
Memory loss is relatively common among aging adults and almost a certainty for those with conditions of dementia such as Alzheimer’s. The loss of memory is often associated with confusion, frustration, and lower quality of life. After all, memory loss not only results in impaired cognitive function but changes in behaviors and relationships. Those who suffer from memory loss tend to experience diminished quality of life and difficulties with family relationships, so for many aging seniors, memory care is a necessity.
At Maple Ridge, we understand the challenges faced by those with memory loss and their loved ones. Often, families feel obligated to care for their loved ones themselves, but the care that’s needed to keep a loved one safe and happy day and night can be too much to manage for someone untrained. That is why we are always available to provide the care that our residents need.
What Is Memory Care?
Memory care is a service customized to meet the needs of someone with memory loss to help support them, keep them safe, and give them a fulfilling life. As in typical assisted living settings, memory care includes assistance with the activities of daily living, medical care, planned activities, and more. This care adds extra security and structure. Staff members are specially trained to help residents with memory issues and check in with them frequently throughout the day. The facility may also include extra security measures such as access control and enclosed outdoor areas to ensure residents don’t wander.
What Services Does Maple Ridge Offer?
No matter the level of memory loss your loved one is experiencing, they can benefit from the social engagement programs as well as the support groups specifically for those with Alzheimer’s and related dementia issues we have here at Maple Ridge. We have licensed, dementia-trained nursing staff onsite who can help ensure the well-being of residents. Our private and companion apartments, comfortable outdoor spaces, and incredible culinary program are a given; what truly sets us apart is our level of care.
What Makes Maple Ridge Different?
The memory care services provided at Maple Ridge can give you peace of mind that your loved one has the physical and emotional care they need in a safe and comfortable environment. We provide what we call AspireCare®, a holistic lifestyle and therapy program designed to help residents who are struggling with memory loss to enjoy a fulfilling life. This program is tailored to meet each resident’s needs.
Who Can Benefit from Memory Care & How Can I Get Started?
The important thing to remember about memory loss is that you don’t need to deal with it alone. When your loved one is unsafe in their home, when their health or your health as a caregiver is at risk, or when your loved one needs more care than you can provide, it’s time to consider memory care. If you need assistance with taking care of your loved one with memory loss, no matter how much attention they need, turn to our experienced memory care facility.
If you would like to learn more about AspireCare® and the memory services provided here at Maple Ridge, contact us today. We would be happy to tell you more about how your loved one can benefit from our unique, compassionate memory care services provided by trained staff.