When considering a long term care facility for a parent or loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, you should try to make sure that the care that's provided is closely aligned with your loved one’s needs. Memory care communities are a good option when a loved one might require specialized care. Below are some questions you may ask yourself when considering the need for a memory care community.
What is your loved one's level of mobility? Does she walk independently or require walker or wheelchair?
Does your loved one show aggression or other behavior issues?
Does your loved one wander or seek exits?
Does your loved one need help eating?
Does your loved one need help toileting or experience incontinence?
Does your loved one require diabetic care?
Does your loved one need 24/7 supervision?
Does your loved one need any ongoing medical attention or treatments? (for example, dialysis, wound care or colostomy care)
Memory care offers 24-hour supervised care with meals, activities, and health management for residents.
Here are some of the basic services offered in our memory care at Mitchell-Hollingsworth:
Comfortable private, or semi-private rooms
Safe, secure, locked wing
Alarm system for security throughout entire building
Housekeeping and laundry service
Exercise and physical therapy programs
Social programs and activities
24-hour staffing and personal assistance
Full time Medical Director
Wound care services
Free transportation services
And much more
For more information about Memory Care and bed availability, please call us at 256-740-5400.