17 Oct The Benefits of Memory Care
Memory care is a segment of senior care that is growing quickly throughout the United States. Designed to meet and accommodate the needs of those who are in the beginning stages of dementia and Alzheimer’s, memory care communities offer a home-like alternative to high-cost, long-term care facilities. In today’s blog, we’ll examine just a few of the benefits of checking into a memory care facility. If you’re interested in learning more about Liberty Ridge for yourself, or for someone you know, then please reach out to us at (859) 286-4242 to request more information about our senior living apartments.
The Benefits of Memory Care
Many assisted living communities in the United States are beginning to add memory care neighborhoods to their facilities in an effort to provide people with cognitive impairments with a compassionate and supportive environment. Assisted living communities with memory care options often report the following benefits:
- Reduced medication requirements and fewer negative side effects
- Fewer falls and serious injuries
- Better nutrition and healthier lifestyle choices
- Independence and more frequent social interaction
- Improvements in cognitive functioning
As part of our commitment to providing seniors with the best senior care in Lexington and the surrounding areas, Liberty Ridge has a number of memory care homes available.
At Liberty Ridge, we believe that people should be seen through a lens that focuses on their strengths instead of their limitations. Rather than seeing our residents simply as people with dementia or Alzheimer’s, we see them as complete people with unique and wonderful strengths. If a resident is able to bathe or perform daily chores without assistance, we never take their dignity away and insist that they receive help from a member of our staff. By maintaining this positive outlook with each patient with whom we work, we’re able to provide a level of service you don’t often find in senior living communities.
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to senior care. We recognize that each of our residents is different, and we strive to get to know each of them at a personal level in order to provide them with the highest possible level of care. When patients are unable to give us specific information about what they do or do not like to do, we often turn to families for further information. We learn about their favorite activities, movies, foods, daily routines, and other personal information that can help us cater to their individual needs. By understanding more about our patients, we’re able to help them maintain their life, health, and happiness.
At Liberty Ridge Senior Living Community, we understand how difficult it can be to watch a loved one struggle with memory impairment. Staff members of our assisted living community can answer any questions you may have about your loved ones and we can also provide you with resources to help you through this incredibly difficult period. If you would like to receive updates or have a specific request, then just reach out to us and ask.
We’ll be featuring more posts in the future that focus on the benefits of memory care, so be sure to keep up with the latest information on our blog page. If you would like to learn more about our senior living apartments in Lexington, then please get in touch with a member of Liberty Ridge today!