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When it comes to finding the right elderly care facility for your loved ones, with so many options available, knowing the right level of support your parents need can be challenging. If your elderly relatives are facing issues with Alzheimer’s or dementia, then one of the biggest decisions to make is deciding between memory care services and a nursing home. These long-term care options are designed to provide your loved ones with the support they need to live with dignity and in comfort, but finding the right solution is essential. While both types of services will provide healthcare and personal support to seniors who can no longer live independently, they do have a number of different services.  

 

What is a Memory Care Facility?

 

Memory care is a type of senior care that specializes in providing intensive support and care for those suffering from a range of issues, such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. One of the core parts of memory care is creating a structured and safe environment for seniors with a set daily routine. This helps to reduce stress and anxiety for patients

This type of care can be conducted in a range of settings, but most commonly in assisted living facilities. Alongside providing meals and helping with personal tasks such as getting dressed, eating, and toileting, memory care staff are also trained to deal with the unique issues that arise from dementia and Alzheimer’s.

This type of care can be conducted in a range of settings, but most commonly in assisted living facilities. Alongside providing meals and helping with personal tasks such as getting dressed, eating, and toileting, memory care staff are also trained to deal with the unique issues that arise from dementia and Alzheimer’s.

 

What is a Nursing Home?

 
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If you are seeking a nursing home for dementia patients, then it is important to understand the level of care that your loved one requires. For mild cases of dementia, nursing homes will be able to provide the care and support that the patient needs.

Nursing homes feature round-the-clock care and support from specialist staff, and there are trained medical professionals available 24/7. Alongside supporting residents with a wide range of daily care, Nursing Home staff can also provide support with medication management, wound care, rehabilitation services, and physical therapy.

How to choose the right level of care

 

Finding the right level of care for your loved ones, there are a number of factors that you need to consider. If they are suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia, but are not in need of any further medical support, then memory care services will provide them with the support they require. However, if they are in need of specialist medical care, then a Nursing Home is the best option.

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or dementia does not mean that your loved one needs to immediately move into an assisted living facility. For many patients in the early stages of the disease, they are able to stay living at home with the help of an in home carer. However, you are noticing that they are becoming more stressed, their condition is worsening, or they are at risk of hurting themselves, then you should seek help.

When deciding between a nursing home or memory care services, you should also think about the location of the facility. You will want to ensure you are as close to your loved ones as possible, ensuring you can quickly be by their side whenever needed and allowing you to visit them more frequently.

Another important consideration is how the care will be paid for. Nursing homes are typically covered by Medicaid and Medicare, whereas many Assisted Living facilities are often private pay only, meaning residents will need to utilize their savings or insurance.

 

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Finding the right level of senior care for your parents can be a tough and emotional time. It is a major decision to make, so it is crucial that you do not rush your decision and you take your time to find the right level of support for your loved one. If you are seeking memory care at an Assisted Living facility, then Suncrest Senior Living is here to help you. We have four locations across Oakland County, and our specialist facilities are able to provide individual care to residents with dementia and Alzheimer’s, ensuring your loved ones get the attention they deserve. If you would like to find out more, get in touch with our team today.

 

Suncrest Senior Living

 

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This information was provided by Suncrest Senior Living. Suncrest offers memory care and assisted living care with several home-based locations in Southeast Michigan.

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