For seniors who may be struggling with Alzheimer’s, dementia or other forms of memory loss with aging, the decision to move into a memory care facility can be a difficult one for both those affected and their caregivers. Many seniors understandably don’t want to leave their previous home, but there comes a point where caregivers have to recognize the risks they may pose to themselves and others and continue this transition.
At Cozy Retire, our caring assisted living services include a full range of memory care elements for those of our guests who require them. Let’s go over some of the signs that the time has come to consider a move into a memory care facility, plus some steps to take to ensure you find a high-quality facility that’s right for your loved one.
While the individual circumstances in a senior’s life will be the final determinants of whether they move to a memory care facility, there are several broad themes that signal they might no longer be safe living on their own or outside a care location. These include:
In some cases, moving a senior loved one with some of these symptoms into a caregiver’s home is an appropriate move – at least temporarily. But as Alzheimer’s or other diseases progress, the care provided by a dedicated facility tends to become necessary.
At Cozy Retire, we welcome and encourage comparisons of our memory care and assisted living programs to others in the area. Our primary goal is the health and comfort of you and your loved ones, and we are confident our high-quality services will stack up with anyone. Here are some of the areas you should be prioritizing when searching for the best possible memory care program:
For more on making the move to a memory care facility, or to learn about any of our assisted living services, speak to the staff at Cozy Retire today.