If your loved one is living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia and has been cared for at home, your family may be considering whether it’s time to take advantage of the services of a memory care community.
This is not an easy decision to make. As a progressive disease, however, it’s not uncommon for families to discover that the level of care needed eventually exceeds the quality of care that they can provide for their loved one.
It’s essential to recognize that each individual can respond to dementia differently. Therefore, the best course of care is to ensure that your loved one will have a personalized treatment plan that takes into consideration specific individual needs and preferences.
Those who receive personalized or person-centered care, as it is often referred to, benefit from the philosophy of prioritizing choice, respect, dignity and the sense of belonging. They are treated as an individual and not as merely someone who has a disease.
When directly involved in their own care and treatment – and the staff takes the time to get to know their history, preferences and reactions, meaningful relationships and more positive outcomes are likely.
Memory care communities can offer many advantages to both those who are living with dementia – and their families. These benefits can include:
If you’re looking for a memory care community that can provide your loved one and your family with individualized care and support, we hope you’ll visit the personalized memory care we offer at two of our Life Plan Communities – Ingleside at King Farm and Ingleside at Rock Creek.
You’ll discover spacious memory care assisted living apartment suites where your loved one will be made to feel safe, empowered and at home. Creating a relationship with our residents allows us to help them fully engage and participate in creating an enriched life.
Our person-centered service plans include a caring and compassionate team, educated in the best practices in dementia care and 24-hour licensed nursing. We tailor our care and programs to match each resident’s personal preferences and incorporate the seven dimensions of wellness, that include:
At Ingleside at King Farm and Ingleside at Rock Creek, you’ll discover the following services and amenities at our memory care assisted living communities:
By knowing the preferences, strengths and capabilities of our residents, we are also able to personalize each therapy program for the individual. We offer the following programs that are especially designed for those who are living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
If your loved one is living with dementia and you’re searching for ways to provide support for quality of life, we hope you found this information on the importance of personalized memory care useful.
We also invite you to visit one of our Ingleside communities if you’re searching for the right place to live your best life. We believe you’ll enjoy all the benefits that we offer, including:
We’re here to answer any questions that you may have and also invite you to download our complimentary information – Just the Facts: Your Guide to Memory Care.
For information on Ingleside’s Westminster at Lake Ridge senior living community located in Lake Ridge, Virginia, please call (703) 420-7105 with questions or to schedule a personalized tour today.
For information on Ingleside at King Farm senior living community located in Rockville, Maryland, please call (240) 414-8557 with questions or to schedule a personalized tour today.
For information on Ingleside at Rock Creek senior living community located in Washington, DC, please call (202) 846-2651 with questions or to schedule a personalized tour today.