Memory Care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Louisville, KY

258420 (1)With Alzheimer’s and dementia, symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with activities of daily living. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease, where dementia symptoms gradually worsen over a number of years.

There are several types of memory care communities, ranging from Assisted Living, Residential Care Homes & Nursing Homes. These communities are designed to meet the specific needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

There is usually a dedicated section in the community specially designed for those with Alzheimer’s. Such units most often are cluster settings in which persons with dementia are grouped together on a floor or a unit within a larger residential care facility.

I have placed couples for as little as $5570 per month in a beautiful Memory Care Community. This is all inclusive for both, including all of their meals and all assistance. They receive exceptional care and enjoy beautiful surroundings. It’s just knowing the market well.

Let me lend my expertise to your search for Memory Care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia, at no cost to you! Call today!

Memory care services usually include:
  • 24-hour staffing
  • Safe, secure environment with secured doors and fenced courtyard
  • Care from staff members with specific training in Alzheimer’s and memory care
  • Three nutritious, home-cooked meals and snacks daily
  • Group & Individualized activities
  • Assistance with bathing, grooming and dressing
  • Incontinence Care
  • Medication Reminders in Assisted Living, Medication Management in Personal Care
  • Consultation with physicians and other care providers to continually assess abilities and needs
  • Laundry and housekeeping services
  • Access to Barber/Beauty Salon services

Even if this is not a current consideration, it’s a very important question to keep in mind if you or your loved one is showing any signs of dementia.

The transition into a memory care facility can be the most emotionally difficult decision to make – and preparation helps. Typically, it is a family member making the decision for a loved one, and unfortunately, it is often against their wishes. With cases of dementia and Alzheimer’s, the family member responsible for placing them may undergo much emotional distress in having to deal with their loved one as if they are the child. It’s especially important for the family member placing their loved one to become educated on the effects that dementia and Alzheimer’s have on the brain. It is also important to understand the difference between these two terms.

What is dementia?

  • Not a specific disease; describes a wide range of symptoms
  • Associated with a decline in memory
  • Can reduce a person’s ability to perform daily activities

What is Alzheimer’s?

  • Most common form of dementia
  • Causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior
  • Not a normal part of aging
  • Progressive; symptoms worsen over time

What does this mean for my loved one?
Essentially, once dementia sets in, your loved one will still be there for the most part with some sporadic memory loss. People might not understand that with dementia, even though your loved one might still seem like themselves, their ability to reason is still being affected. Family members who are trying to place a loved one experiencing dementia must keep in mind that although their loved one may seem as if they are just being obstinate, they simply may not have the ability to go through the reasoning process with you. It’s at this point that a family member may have to make a decision which may go against the loved one’s wishes. But, with education, family members can find some encouragement towards making this tough decision by understanding the specific effects that these conditions have on the brain.

You are not alone! We’re here to help you find the perfect fit for your loved one!

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