Few processes are more stressful than deciding upon the best place to move a loved one when it is determined that a move to memory care is the best option. Keep in mind that when this decision needs to be made, it is often critically important, not only for the well-being of the person with dementia, but in order to maintain the health and safety of the family member who is their current care partner.
If you are in the process of making this potentially agonizing decision, here are some questions to ask yourself, and others, as you tour and consider various possibilities:
What Does the Community Feel Like?
What Can You Learn About the Staff?
What is the Level of Activity and Engagement?
Does the Well-Being of Residents Seem to be a Priority?
What Support is Available Here for Family Members?
This is by no mean a complete list of what you will want to ask, but it’s a start. Two more ideas:
Good luck in your search! At Martin Luther Campus, we’re here to answer all your questions and find the best fit for your loved one. Contact us to set up a time to talk or schedule a tour of our assisted living apartments.
Martin Luther Campus is part of the Ebenezer family of Lutheran Senior Care Communities. We provide transitional care and assisted living apartments for seniors in Bloomington. We also have adult day clubs and memory care programs for seniors living at home. We’re located at 1401 East 100th St. Bloomington, MN. Are you interested in transitioning to assisted living or do you have a loved one that needs assisted living? Call us at 952.888.7751.
8/4/2018 10:25:51 am
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3/14/2019 03:07:56 pm
You've got great tips for finding memory care help. I like how you said it's good to find a place that is cozy and comfortable. It'll be good to find a place like that for my mom because she's lost a lot of her memory.
12/12/2019 08:39:56 am
My grandma is starting to loose her memory, and I feel like she needs to join a memory care community to help her. She really loves her activities, so as you mentioned, that would be a must for us in finding a place for her. I will have to do some more research, and see what I can find.
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