Dementia care is often provided in the home by family members when the
individual’s limitations and needs are not substantial. As the individual’s
care needs become more demanding, family caregivers often struggle to
fulfill them. To ensure that the individual receives the care he or she
needs and to prevent family caregiver burnout, it may be necessary to
consider a move to a memory care location that offers
The individual’s care needs become difficult to handle.
Dementia causes impairments that vary in severity and type from person
to person. Some people with dementia may no longer be able to bathe, groom,
and dress themselves. They may require toileting assistance, incontinence
care, and mobility assistance. It can become quite difficult for family
caregivers to meet all of these needs, especially when caregivers must
also work and raise children. There will come a time when family caregivers
must recognize that it is not possible to do everything by themselves.
Safety inside the home becomes a concern.
Families affected by dementia typically have many safety concerns. An
individual with dementia may leave the stove turned on, open the door
to strangers, or fall and sustain serious injuries. If the family cannot
provide continuous care to ensure their loved one’s safety, it is
time to make the move to a memory care location. Within a professionally
staffed residency, individuals with dementia are carefully monitored 24
hours per day to ensure their safety and well-being.
The person is at risk of wandering.
Safety is not just a concern inside the home, but also outside the home.
Individuals with dementia may become confused and wander off. It is easy
for these individuals to get lost and be unable to ask for help. Traffic
accidents, exposure to the elements, and dehydration are some of the life-threatening
complications of wandering.
When your loved one comes home to
Avalon Memory Care, your family can have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that all
of his or her needs are being met. Our dedicated and knowledgeable caregivers
maintain serene, comforting memory care locations with all the services
your loved one needs. You can call (214) 752-7050 to find an Avalon Memory
Care location near Dallas, Houston, or Arlington.