Assisted living facilities in Los Angeles often incorporate Memory Care services for their residents. That's because as the global population continues to age, and life expectancy increases, the prevalence of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia is also increasing. According to the Alzheimer's Association report, more than 5.8 million people in the U.S. were living with Alzheimer’s in 2020, and this number could increase to 14 million by 2050! We here at Garden of Palms Assisted Living know family members and close friends do the best they can to manage the care of their loved ones during the early stages of the disease, but it can be much safer to relocate adults into a residential care community as the illness progresses. Many families choose to relocate loved ones to assisted living facilities in Los Angeles that incorporate memory care to improve safety, and provide specialized care from experienced caregivers.
Garden of Palms Assisted Living incorporates memory care which is a unique form of assisted living service. It is designed for people with Alzheimer's disease, dementia and other types of memory impairments. It provides housing and 24-hour care for adults with cognitive decline. Memory care units offer seniors a safe, uniquely designed environment to improve health quality, reduce confusion, and prevent wandering.
Memory care communities offer the same level of personal care as one can receive in an assisted living facility, but with improved safety measures to meet the needs of those with memory impairment. Memory care workers are also professionally trained to work with individuals with Alzheimer's or dementia, and they may employ nurses and other medical professionals. The unique training aims to keep residents safe, happy and healthy to provide the highest quality of life.
Memory Care Benefits In Los Angeles Assisted Living Facilities
The health-enhancing benefits of memory care communities are undeniable. Here are some of the many benefits residents and their families can expect when they become part of the Memory Care community.
1. A Secure Environment
Memory care living provides a safe and secure environment for your loved one. Thoughtfully designed buildings reduce confusion and prevent wandering. You can be confident that your loved one is safe within their community and living space.
2. Around-the-Clock Support
As dementia is a progressive disease that worsens over time, most loved ones with memory loss eventually need full support to perform daily routine tasks. Memory Care services provide care and protection to their loved ones day and night, with trained caregivers and nurses assisting with their daily needs, resulting in patient’s mental satisfaction and ease for the family.
3. Engaging Opportunities
Assisted living residents in Los Angeles engaged in Memory Care services are encouraged to live an enriched life, with a calendar full of activities and events. By focusing on living actively in the present, citizens and team members experience the power of a moment in time and its real fulfilment.
4. Specially Designed Programs
Just as the approaches to your loved ones can be customized to their specific needs, the tasks they perform each day can also be tailored to their preferences and interests. Designing creative programs that cater to the interests of their residents empower memory care communities to create opportunities for the residents to enjoy meaningful activities. Special programs eliminate boredom and increase activity levels among residents who may otherwise find it difficult to engage.
Assisted living memory care communities also arrange activities that promote mental and physical stimulation. Studies show that keeping the mind active can slow down the progression of dementia. The staff can adapt activities according to the strength and skills of each resident.
5. Assistance with Medications and Mobility
If your loved one has memory impairment, this can affect their ability to take their medication on time and in the right way. When they become part of a Memory Care program, team members and other staff will help them with medication management and ensure they take their medication as prescribed.
Assisted living memory care makes it easier for residents to benefit from personal communication with their caregivers and staff daily. When loved ones with memory loss live at home, they may not access many social opportunities. Active public health is also a key component of cognitive health. The company is always available when they want it, and optional if they don't want to.
A few other benefits of memory care include coordination of appointments, unique therapy options like music therapy, daily assistance while maintaining independence, Access to Health Services & Professionals, and personalized diet plans.
Assisted Living Memory Care in Los Angeles: Considerations about options.
- The severity of the disease : If an individual is in the early stages of the disease, home-based care may be the best option, but upon progression, assisted living memory care is the most compassionate, and viable, option.
- Expenses: Most people do not have an endless amount of money. Both memory care and home care costs can be high. It is essential to review the prices of both options and, if possible, talk to a financial advisor about how to best fund the care.
- Management of caregivers : A competent agency will manage caretakers effectively. They can conduct interviews with you and your loved one to discover which factors suit your loved one's requirements and personality.
- Isolation: Although caregivers regularly come home in home-based management of dementia patients, individuals may still feel isolated from the community. For some, being with other people of their age can be very helpful.
Assisted Living and Memory Care at Garden of Palms
We are confident Garden of Palms assisted living has a Memory Care program that we can tailor to work for you and your family, or loved one. Give us a call at (424) 239-5051, or contact us here to arrange a visit and see for yourself what sets Garden of Palms assisted living apart from other assisted living facilities in Los Angeles. We look forward to hearing from you.
1025 North Fairfax Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90046