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It is never easy to watch a parent suffer the many symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Furthermore, adult children often have trouble adapting to the reversal of roles – from child to caregiver. If you have been providing Alzheimer’s care for your parent, you may have begun to wonder when you should consider an assisted living location instead of home care. Consider the following factors, which can indicate a need for a greater level of Alzheimer’s support.
As your parent continues to decline, you may have safety concerns. Safety concerns can include wandering. Individuals with Alzheimer’s can easily leave their homes, wander off, and quickly become lost even in previously familiar neighborhoods, posing the risk of injuries from traffic accidents and similar events. Even within a parent’s own home, he or she may suffer injury. Your parent may have tried to use the stove, despite no longer knowing how. He or she may begin to have trouble moving about the home, and may suffer serious injury in a fall. Moving your parent to an assisted living location will ensure his or her safety.
At first, the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease include mild memory loss and organizational difficulties. However, as the disease worsens, your parent will lose the ability to care for his or her hygiene requirements. When your loved one begins to have trouble dressing him- or herself, or having trouble with other basic self-care routines, it is time to consider assisted living.
One of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease is social withdrawal. Your parent may no longer wish to participate in social activities he or she previously enjoyed. An Alzheimer’s care provider that offers social activities regularly can help improve your loved one’s quality of life.
Avalon Residential Care Homes has been recognized nationally as the leading provider in Alzheimer’s care. Our assisted living locations in Texas were the first to provide a home-like environment with groundbreaking care for individuals with dementia. If you have any questions about our approach to Alzheimer’s care, call our Dallas and Fort Worth locations at (214) 752-7050.
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When your loved one requires a greater level of Alzheimer’s care than your family can provide, it is time to look for an assisted living location. It can be difficult to choose the right Alzheimer’s care provider. Evaluate several assisted living locations in your area, and compare their attributes to determine where your loved one would feel most comfortable and receive the highest quality of care.
Safety is a top priority when choosing a care provider for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. An assisted living location that provides adequate security will prevent your loved one from wandering off and getting in harm’s way. However, ensuring safety should not mean confining the residents to cramped quarters. Look for a location that offers secured outdoor areas, such as patios and backyards, in addition to comfortable and safe rooms.
Evaluating the Setting
Although nursing homes are plentiful, individuals with Alzheimer’s require a different approach than those available at traditional nursing homes. Individuals with Alzheimer’s can become overwhelmed or even frightened in an institutional setting. These large buildings tend to feature long hallways, harsh lights, and multiple doors, which can confuse your loved one. Instead, look for an Alzheimer’s care provider that offers private rooms in a comfortable, home-like setting.
Considering Available Activities
High-quality Alzheimer’s care locations provide their residents with numerous opportunities for social engagement. Not only do these activities improve your loved one’s quality of life; studies have shown that social engagement can delay cognitive decline. Find a location with activities your loved one will enjoy, such as baking and gardening.
The highly trained Alzheimer’s care specialists at Avalon Residential Care Homes pride themselves in maintaining a comfortable, friendly, and safe environment for our residents. We offer exceptional Alzheimer’s care in a home-like setting to give each resident privacy and dignity. To schedule a visit to our assisted living locations in Dallas and Fort Worth, call (214) 752-7050.
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Individuals with Alzheimer’s require an increasing level of care as the disease grows progressively worse. Eventually, a person with Alzheimer’s requires assistance with basic self-care activities, such as getting dressed and brushing teeth. Families of individuals with Alzheimer’s often become overwhelmed with the amount of care needed.
Watch this video to hear the story of twin sisters who are caring for their parents, both of whom have Alzheimer’s. Their mother declined much more rapidly than their father, and could no longer recognize her own husband. For these sisters, Alzheimer’s care is a labor of love; however, they readily acknowledge the difficulties associated with intensive care.
If your parent suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, explore the compassionate Alzheimer’s care available at Avalon Residential Care Homes. Call our locations in the Dallas and Fort Worth areas at (214) 752-7050 and ask us what makes our approach to Alzheimer’s care unique.
Last updated 21 days ago
Avalon Residential is unlike traditional nursing homes in that we provide a comfortable, home-like setting. Our residents enjoy three home-cooked meals daily, along with delicious snacks and nourishment supplements. Our chefs specialize in providing mouthwatering meals that meet the dietary requirements of our residents. Our residents can receive special diets for medical reasons or for religious, cultural, or personal preferences.
At Avalon Residential, we invite family members and guests to enjoy a meal with their loved ones. Our well-balanced meals include lean meats, poultry, and fish, in addition to dairy products, whole grains, and fresh fruits and vegetables.
Family members of loved ones at Avalon Residential Care Homes will remain in close communication with our Alzheimer’s care specialists to ensure that each resident’s needs are being met. Our caring professionals take a gentle, compassionate approach to providing for each resident’s physical, emotional, social, and mental needs. Contact our locations in Dallas and Fort Worth at (214) 752-7050.