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 a community specifically designed to serve the needs of those with dementia. Memory care provides long-term, intensive care that is more specialized and comprehensive than assisted living. Most are equipped to care for residents at all stages of the disease and include 24-hour supervision. The facilities 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 communities cite that as many as three-fourths of their residents improve or maintain their level of mental functioning.
If you are in the Colorado Springs’ area, we encourage you to visit our website to learn more about our exceptional community. MorningStar Memory Care at Bear Creek is devoted to the individualized care of those with Alzheimer’s or other types of memory loss.
MorningStar at Bear Creek brings a unique vision to senior living with our mission statement “to honor, to serve, to invest.” Our foundation is built on honoring God, valuing all seniors and selecting staff with a felt calling to serve. We are dedicated to creating a true home for residents within an ideal setting and invite you to schedule a tour to see firsthand our exceptional memory care in Colorado Springs.