Now that the temperatures are warming, it is time for residents in memory assisted living to get up and get going. What better way to celebrate the season of new beginnings than by doing fun activities fit for all senior residents.
Memory Assisted Living
Memory assisted care facilities are specifically designed for senior adults with dementia or Alzheimer’s.
These homes provide a safe environment for their residents. With support from trained staff, residents can comfortably navigate their daily routines.
Other than the personal care support expected in all assisted living facilities, staff in memory care ensures that residents are coming to activities, having their meals, and ongoing quality care including some grooming and some daily activities.
Moreover, the facilities provide ultimate security to their residents. People with Alzheimer’s or dementia are prone to wandering, so doors have alarms, and elevators require codes.
Besides, most memory assisted living communities offer bracelet trackers to their residents so they can freely move while allowing caregivers to track and find them quickly.
With the vulnerability of senior adults with dementia or Alzheimer’s, it is crucial to choose a facility that meets the needs of your loved ones.
Things to Look For:
- Is the facility clean and organized? Are the doors and rooms labeled or color-coded walls to avoid confusion? Does it have an outdoor garden to help residents from feeling trapped? Plus, facilities should have design elements that protect residents from falls.
- Should be equipped and well-trained to effectively manage challenging dementia behaviors like aggression and wandering.
Activities and therapies
- The best memory care homes should have personalized activities and programs for the residents’ physical and mental health. Look for a facility that provides music therapy for relaxation and to reduce agitation or art therapy to slow the signs of cognitive decline.
- Check if the facility cans provide continuing care including for complex medical issues.
- Although dementia does not require a special diet, eating healthy and balanced meals is important for overall wellness.
Fun Activities for Spring
Residents in memory assisted living with early stages of dementia may still like to go for a walk at the park, swim, shop, or dine at their favorite restaurants.
Board games are not only fun but excellent ways to boost memory. These also allow residents to improve their focus.
Singing and Dancing
Listening to music, singing, or dancing to their favorite tunes can be excellent ways to recall memories, helping residents to relive treasured moments while having fun.
Online connectivity and mobile devices can greatly help residents in memory assisted living to stay connected with their families and the outside world. A virtual get-together or an online party can be facilitated through social media or Internet messaging apps.
Regardless of the season, make sure to spend time with your loved ones in the memory care homes to make them feel loved and valued.
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