Coming to Grips, Planning and Preparing
When a loved one experiences dementia, Alzheimer’s, or other forms of memory loss or neurological impairment it can be a devastating experience for everyone involved. Learning how to care for a spouse or parent living with dementia or other memory loss can be an emotionally draining process that changes every aspect of your life. For many people, the day-to-day struggles to communicate and keep their loved ones from slipping into depression and isolation can be difficult enough, without taking into account the special needs of a dementia care patient for a safe and comfortable home environment.
When creating a home care plan for a spouse, parent, or other loved one who is living with dementia, safety must be the first priority. 6 out of every 10 people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other dementia wander at some point in their lives, not knowing where they are. You might come home and find the front door open and your father gone, or be shopping at the supermarket and turn to find your spouse nowhere in sight. It’s a chilling scenario, and just one of many that have to be guarded against when making a safe and secure home for an individual dealing with dementia.
Safety concerns are one of the key reasons that families choose to seek out a licensed dementia care home in Kansas City. Besides safety, dementia care patients need environments that assist in orientation, promote involvement, provide balanced and controlled stimulation, and help engender supportive relationships with family and community. That’s why at SeniorCare Homes, we strive to enhance the lives of residents by making each day meaningful and fulfilling.
What sets a SeniorCare home apart from any other dementia care home in Kansas City is that are homes are situated in actual homes, not sterile facilities. This not only makes the adjustment period faster and easier, it also helps our residents to feel at home, while still having all their safety and environmental concerns addressed. Because each of our homes only nurtures 5-8 individuals at a time, our residents find it comfortable to be a part of the group, and quickly build a sense of community that decreases the risk of isolation and depression.
For anyone living with dementia or other memory loss, maintaining an active social life is important, but can be extremely difficult. At SeniorCare Homes, your loved ones will be part of a group of individuals and have a built-in support structure, as well as the freedom to enjoy their own interests, all in a safe, relaxing, and comfortable environment nestled in a quiet, normal neighborhood. Plus, family visits at our homes are a breeze, and take place in a relaxed, open, and familiar living area which helps our residents feel confident and at secure.
SeniorCare Homes in Overland Park and Leawood, Kansas offer the most comfortable and stable assisted living environment to seniors with dementia, memory loss, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Phone (913) 236-0036 to learn more about neighborhood living for the memory impaired.