If your loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s or another dementia-related disease, you may be coming to the realization that their needs are more than you can manage on your own and are ready for help. If that sounds like you, it is now time to start researching the various care options in your area.
One choice is to place your family member in an assisted living facility specifically designed to serve the needs of those with dementia. Memory care provides long-term, intensive care that is more specialized and comprehensive than other senior living options. Most are equipped to care for residents at all stages of the disease and include 24-hour supervision. The communities are secure to reduce the risks of wandering and many have features such as color-coding to help residents safely navigate through the hallways.
You will also find the best memory care communities provide programs that address the needs of residents such as helping to calm or provide stimulation as needed and can actually offer your loved one a better quality of life. Communities that provide memory care report they are able to reduce medications and medication side effects as well as increase nutrition and wellness. They also say residents have fewer falls, injuries, and hospital visits; along with more independence and social interactions. Most importantly, memory care facilities cite that as many as three-fourths of their residents experience improvement or maintain their level of mental functioning.
If you are in the Beaverton area, we encourage you to visit our website. MorningStar Assisted Living and Memory Care of Beaverton has 38 secure suites in our Reflections Neighborhood that are devoted to the individualized care of those with Alzheimer’s or other types of memory loss.
MorningStar of Beaverton proudly provides the very best in senior living with our unique mission statement of “to honor, to serve, to invest.” With a foundation built on honoring God, valuing all seniors and selecting staff with a felt calling to serve, we create a true home for residents amid a beautiful setting. Please contact us to discover why we are a step above an ordinary assisted living facility.
At MorningStar Senior Living we strive to create a true home where you can enjoy your retirement years as carefree as possible. Offering a lifestyle of comfort, wellness and community, our care team is committed to giving residents a quality of life that other senior living communities simply cannot match.