Understanding Alzheimers and Dementia Care Services

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Services

It’s estimated that there are 6.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease. For some, the condition is mild, but many find that the cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia greatly impacts their ability to live independently. Dementia care communities offer a safe and comfortable place for seniors who are severely impacted by Alzheimer’s, allowing them to live as independently as possible, retain their dignity, and engage in activities suited to their current cognitive ability. If you’re looking for an Alzheimer’s care community in Kenner, Metairie, and greater New Orleans areas, Inspired Living is here to help you understand Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Services.

How Dementia Care Communities Support Seniors

Dementia symptoms can differ widely between seniors. Some find they become confused and prone to wandering, which can put them in danger if they get lost outside the home. Others become forgetful and find they’re unable to cook for themselves or perform important personal care tasks such as dressing or taking medication. In some cases, the symptoms of Alzheimer’s may lead to a senior feeling scared or distressed. Some seniors experience behavioral issues as a result of this.

Memory care communities help these seniors by offering a home-like environment, structured care, and a higher level of supervision than provided in most assisted living communities. Through senior-friendly activities, gentle cueing, and safe, secured campuses, dementia care communities give seniors freedom and safety. They’re able to live relatively independently and are encouraged to engage in life-enriching activities that promote cognitive well-being. Day-to-day tasks such as cooking and cleaning are taken care of, freeing seniors to relax and enjoy their time in the community.

Trained Caregivers and Accessible Spaces

We offer dementia care in Kenner, Metairie, and greater New Orleans areas, and our memory care communities are staffed by dementia-care-trained caregivers who are available day and night to ensure the comfort and safety of the residents. Our communities are laid out to be as accessible as possible, ensuring seniors with limited mobility can still take advantage of what the facility has to offer. The goal is to offer a home-like feel, while catering to all levels of mobility and cognitive ability. If you or someone you care for is living with the effects of dementia and it’s becoming difficult for them to live at home, a memory care community could be the answer. Alternatively, for those who have only mild symptoms, assisted living with the option to age in place or transition to a memory care community at a later date may be an option.

Our team would be happy to discuss care plans and options with you. If you’d like to know more, or visit our facility for a tour and face-to-face discussion, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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