Last updated 5 days ago
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.
Last updated 12 days ago
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 19 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.
Last updated 1 month ago
It is normal for everyone to become forgetful from time to time. You may occasionally misplace your car keys, for example. Dementia is quite different from occasional forgetfulness. Dementia is a set of symptoms that includes memory loss, changes in personality, changes in behavior, and reduction in cognitive function.
For more information on the differences between dementia and occasional forgetfulness, watch this video. This expert briefly discusses Alzheimer’s disease, one of the common types of dementia.
If you have a loved one who requires dementia care, call Avalon Residential Care Homes at (888) 546-7432. Our locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth areas offer a groundbreaking approach to caring for those suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.