Moving to an assisted living community for memory care services can be an intimidating thing. Not only will you or your loved one be experiencing a change in setting and routine, but what if they forget they have moved at all? This can lead to them feeling out of sorts, alarmed, unsettled, and stressed out.
However, living in a community that supports memory care improves the quality of life for Alzheimer’s patients in your life overall. Here are our favorite reasons why:
1. Memory Care Programs Can Slow the Progress of Dementia and Alzheimer’s
Memory care is a long-term solution for older adults who live with memory loss. Most memory care communities incorporate programs to help engage the brain and slow or stop the progress of the disease. Our programs at the Mission at Agua Fria Senior Living include art, sensory integration, music, pet therapy, and a state-of-the-art exercise program. All these aspects incorporated into daily life have proven to help stimulate the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s and create a less confused and stressed mindset.
Also included are our beautiful, secure courtyards so you or your loved one can experience the outdoors without the risk of wandering away. Here, you can socialize, walk the manicured and landscaped paths, and enjoy the health benefits of spending time outside.
2. Our Staff Members and Personnel Are Great Resources
If you’ve been caring for your loved one by yourself at home, you already know it can be a challenge to be there for them at all times of the day. That’s where we come in. Our staff members are licensed and certified to work specifically with patients who have memory care needs, so they know how to respond to every situation. On top of that, they care for their patients and want to provide support. Even better, they know exactly how to do that. This frees you up to enjoy your time with your loved one.
3. A Secured Memory Care Neighborhood Provides Safety and Security
This provides you and your loved one with great peace of mind. You may hear about it on the news sometimes, something you’ve always dreaded: someone with memory loss wanders away from their home and usual routine as their family or caretaker frantically searches for them. At the Mission at Agua Fria, we have memory care neighborhoods that are dedicated to the safety and security of folks with memory loss.
Your loved one will have a dignified life in a spacious community with a dining room, activity room, open lounge, dedicated nurses stations, a large central gathering room, and access to the enclosed outdoor courtyard. Private studio apartments are all ADA accessible and include a bathroom with walk- or wheel-in showers with grab bars, emergency response pull cords, and 24-hour care staff on-site. And these are only a few of our services and amenities. Check out more of them here.
tWe would love to answer your questions about memory care or assisted living. Contact us today to schedule a tour.