If your loved one suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and the aggravation of the condition requires more intensive care, it might just be time to start looking for a senior living community that can offer that kind of professional care. Alzheimer’s being a progressive disease that requires a special type of attention, not all elderly living facilities accept Alzheimer’s sufferers, so you need to narrow your search to specialized homes. Here are the features to look for to ensure that your loved one receives the best care:
- Building features for the safety and security of the residents – Alzheimer’s is a disease usually associated with confusion, agitation and wandering. A good memory care home has lots of features that help with those symptoms, so if you see marked corridors and common areas, handrails for safe moving all over the building and advanced security features, such as digital entry systems and security cameras, the facility is surely safe for your loved one;
- The number and attitude of the staff – many people suffering from Alzheimer’s need care around the clock and in some situations, more than one person is required to tend to the patient’s needs. This means that good Alzheimer’s care facilities usually work with larger care teams. If you see that the residents in the facility you are considering are continuously surrounded by attentive care personnel, the place is surely a good one.