At a certain point, living alone will likely no longer be an option for the affected person. This can be extremely difficult for everyone involved because it essentially takes away that person’s independence. But, it often is necessary for their own safety. Sometimes with Alzheimer’s a patient will be able to remember very old memories that are ingrained in them in good detail. The problem is, short term memory can rapidly decline and become dangerous. For example, if the patient has a medication schedule they are following and forget they took medication immediately after taking it. You can leave notes but that will only get you so far and still leave a lot of room for risk.
Relying on an assisted living facility to properly keep to a medication schedule is a huge benefit. In fact, this can be applied to a meal schedule so over or under eating does not take place. These are just two examples of the benefits of choosing an assisted living facility with memory care services. Especially Palm Cottages.
Again, telling a loved one they have to leave their home is one of the most difficult things to do. Our staff realizes this and makes sure we do everything in our power to enhance the quality of life for our residents. This is another big reason why we have such a tight knit community approach to our assisted living facility. We want our residents to feel welcomed, belonging, and to be part of a family.