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Preparing for Your Visit to Memory Care: What to Expect

When visiting a loved one who lives in a memory care community, you may not know exactly what to expect. If you have never had a loved one with memory loss or met anyone dealing with it before, you may be completely blindsided by how they act or who they have become. If you’ve never been to a memory care community, it can be a lot to take in. It’s important to know how to prepare yourself and other friends and family members before visiting a loved one in a memory care community, in order to have the most successful visit possible.

Benefits of Keeping Couples Together In Assisted Living

Keeping Senior Couples Together

From the moment your parents met, they were inseparable. They used to tell you stories about all the things they used to do together and the places they used to go. But now, their differing care needs are making it harder for them to continue the lifestyle they’ve always enjoyed together. A move for mom is imminent, and dad is beside himself because he may have to live apart from her for the first time in years. What do you do when a situation like this occurs? Do you simply allow your parents to be separated or do you find a solution that can keep them together?

Maintaining Communication with Memory Care Teams

Having good communication when your loved one is dealing with memory loss is crucial, especially if you are their caregiver. But what happens when you are no longer their caregiver and are entrusting their care to someone else? When a loved one moves to a memory care community, it can be easy to think that you won’t have to worry about anything and that staff members will let you know of any issues they come across, but in order to ensure the best care for your loved one, it’s often a good idea to stay in-the-know and be a partner in their care team.

Helping Parents Transition to Memory Care

Helping Parents Transition to Memory Care

Deciding to make the transition to a memory care community is rarely easy. Making the decision to transition your parent to a memory care community can be even harder. Many times, the decision to move or even considering a transition can be riddled with guilt and sadness. When parents are suffering from memory loss, they are often unable to make decisions for themselves, and if moving to a memory care community was not something previously spoken about, it can leave you as a caregiver to make this difficult decision for them.

Protecting Seniors During Flu Season

Influenza, otherwise known as the flu, is a common viral infection that many people face during the dreaded “flu season” that occurs from around October until May. With symptoms including high fever, aching muscles, chills, sweating, headache, fatigue, nasal congestion, sore throat and dry coughing, this virus is no fun for anyone.

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