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Choosing a Memory Care Facility for Your Loved One

Conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and dementia raise unique challenges for both the patients and their caretakers. When your loved one is experiencing a decline in their mental facilities, choosing the right facility for them is even more important. Here are some things to consider as you research assisted living communities in Southeast Denver.

Facility Environment

It is best to tour prospective facilities to see them in person and imagine what your loved one’s life will be like there. Take note of how clean the common areas are and the condition of the current residents. Be sure to also ask how much residents are allowed to personalize their private spaces; feeling at home is crucial for those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Social Opportunities

While socialization is always important, it is especially crucial for memory care patients. When choosing a facility for your loved one, be sure to ask about their social opportunities. Are there frequent group classes and activities that they would enjoy? Do residents get one-on-one companionship from the staff members? Be sure to keep your loved one’s preferences and personality in mind when making a decision.

Staff Competencies

Memory care patients require different types of help and care than other senior living residents. Look into the credentials of each facility you consider and don’t hesitate to ask about the qualification and training of the team members.

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