The decision to move to an
assisted living community is a big one, but asking the right questions first can make the process
easier. Because one assisted living center can vary so much from another
one, researching communities will help you select the right home for your
loved one. When you are considering this step, these questions will help
you get the information you need.
What Services Are Provided?
Assisted living communities vary a great deal. Some allow residents to
live in private homes and only offer assistance on an as-needed basis.
continuous care and more extensive services, such as counseling, bedside care, and medication
management. The right community for your loved one will depend on the
amount of support he or she needs. If he or she only needs occasional
help with daily tasks, then a community with on-call help may be appropriate.
For a loved one with dementia, a dedicated memory care community with
comprehensive services is often a better choice.
What Happens on a Typical Day?
For a memory care residence in particular, the daily routine can matter
a great deal to your loved one. Look for a community that provides opportunities
for residents to engage with the staff and each other, such as arts and
crafts or physical activities. A daily routine can be significant comfort
to someone who is suffering from dementia and will help him or her feel secure.
Are There Visitation Rules?
Some assisted living communities have specific hours when family and friends
can visit. Be sure the community you choose allows visitation that meets
your needs so that you will be able to get an adequate amount of time
with your loved one.
Avalon Memory Care will work with you on a dementia nursing care plan in
Fort Worth to ensure your loved one’s specific needs are met in
our assisted living home. Our community is designed to ease the isolation
many people with dementia experience and provide them with a comfortable
and safe environment. For more information, please call (214) 752-7050.