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Finding The Best Fit For Memory Care

When you and your family begin to notice increased signs of a loved one’s memory issues, it may be time to start thinking about professional care. Researching memory care communities ahead of time allows you and your family the luxury of finding the best option for your unique needs. Proactively exploring senior living options will make it easier for you, your family, and the person needing memory care when the time is right.

Take the time to tour communities and meet staff members to get a feel for how they’ll interact with your family member. There are many options and factors involved when choosing a senior living community. As experts in the field of memory care support, the administration and staff may be able to guide or advise you on what path may be best for your loved one. Deciding when to look into memory care is unique to every individual and family (read more about timing in 5 Signs To Look for to Know it’s Time for Memory Care), and choosing the right professional memory care community can make all the difference for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. 

Encourage your family caregivers to sit down and identify the things that matter most when looking for a care community: 

  • Cost – What is your family’s monthly budget for memory care? What level of care does your loved one need?
  • Location – How far is the community from the rest of the family? What does the visitation schedule look like?
  • Community Cleanliness – What sanitation protocols are the staff using to keep everyone healthy?
  • Quality/Quantity of Staff – How available and responsive is the staff? Do they seem trustworthy and welcoming?
  • Personalized Attention – Will your loved one’s specific needs be met?
  • Activities Available – What type of community is encouraged and supported?

When you’re ready to consider the move to a memory care community, Willow River is here to reduce your stress as a caregiver. Building Family Support Around a Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or Dementia is an important step that our staff can support you with. The Willow River communities offer all-inclusive professional care to deliver your loved one the personalized assistance they need.

Willow River is Here to Help

At Willow River, we understand the challenges that Alzheimer’s and dementia can bring. If you have questions or need help, Willow River has the answers and resources you need. Call Willow River Senior Living at 888-546-1886 to start the conversation today.