Memory loss in the elderly is especially painful for family and friends. Alzheimer’s and other progressive dementias rob adults of their ability to care for themselves and eventually their ability to recognize the people who care about them. In the early stages of Alzheimer’s and other forms of progressive dementia, it may be possible for a loved one with the disease to live at home safely with minimal supervision. Home care services can help extend the amount of time your loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia can safely remain at home. But there will come a point when long-term placement in a memory care facility with 24-hour supervision and specialized services is in his or her best interest.
Senior Advantages can help you explore the memory care choices in Fort Lauderdale, evaluate dementia facilities in Tampa, assess Alzheimer’s care in Lake Worth, and chose among top-rated memory care facilities in Deerfield Beach or anywhere else in South Florida that may be right for you or your loved one. Our commitment is to ensuring that you find the right community, in the right location, with the right services, at the right price—with all of our services provided for free.
— Linda H.
“My brother and I appreciated Senior Advantages services for our mom. We had to find her an Alzheimer's faciltiy and they took the time to schedule appointments, tour with us and help us understand the process. Together we found the right place for our mom where she is well taken care of and safe. Thank you Senior Advantages for being such a blessing to our family.”
Memory care facilities, which include Alzheimer’s care and dementia care facilities, provide a safe and secure living environment with professional staff who are specially trained to care for adults with progressive memory loss. Assisted living facilities and skilled nursing facilities may have separate Alzheimer’s and dementia care units.
Memory care facilities have 24-hour support, private and semi-private rooms, and locked and alarmed premises to assure no one wanders off. There are common areas for meals, activities and socialization. Daily activities are planned that help residents with their memory and reduce stress, such as games and trivia, music therapy, reminiscing, and pet therapy. Some memory care facilities have special areas designed with soothing colors, relaxing sounds, comfortable chairs and blankets, and aromatherapy, which have been shown to have a calming effect on Alzheimer’s patients.