Choosing an Assisted Living Center for Your Loved One

Memory Care Home Fort Worth

Making the decision to move your loved one to an assisted living center can be difficult. However, it may be time to look for an assisted living location when your loved one begins to require continuous care that your family struggles to provide. You may wish to explore multiple assisted living locations in your area before making a decision. When you tour these locations, consider the following factors.

Assess Your Loved One’s Medical Needs
Before you can choose the right assisted living center for your loved one, you will need to carefully consider his or her needs. You could consult your loved one’s physician to discuss the type of care he or she requires. For example, if your loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, he or she should be in a memory care location. This type of home-like environment may also provide care to individuals with hearing loss, vision loss, and mobility problems.

Consider Whether Meaningful Recreation is Available
Your loved one’s quality of life is likely a high priority for your family. In addition to considering whether his or her medical needs will be met at a particular location, determine whether social and recreational activities are available. Unfortunately, some assisted living centers only offer activities designed for busywork. Exceptional memory care locations will offer a full schedule of meaningful activities, such as gardening or baking.

Evaluate the Accommodations
As you tour the memory care location, evaluate the accommodations to determine whether they provide both safety and comfort. Individuals who require memory care may wander, which means magnetic door locks are essential. The location should offer 24/7 security and staff availability. It should also offer a state-of-the-art fire protection system. Next, consider whether the location provides a home-like environment, rather than an institutional setting for your loved one. Your loved one should have a spacious, clean, and comfortable bedroom, along with plenty of sunshine-filled areas for walking and visiting with family members.

The assisted living centers of Avalon Memory Care are a home away from home for individuals with dementia and other impairments. We provide intensive dementia care, including bedside care for Alzheimer’s patients in Fort Worth. To schedule a visit to our home-like locations, call (214) 752-7050.