How Senior Living Facilities Can Assist People With Memory Loss

Some residents at a senior living facility have memory impairments. According to Consumer Affairs, that percentage is as high as 71%. Fortunately, the staff at Calvin Community are trained to help them with those issues. Here are several ways that they can do that.

They Can Cater Activities to Their Likes

One thing that helps people with memory loss is to keep them involved in things they enjoy. The staff can have them do everything from painting or drawing to gardening. Doing this can help them retain their core identity of who they are. This will give them a sense of peace and joy.

They Can Help by Paying Attention

Senior citizens want to be seen as individuals with their personalities, likes, and dislikes. The staff at Calvin Community will do just that – incorporating activities that bring out the best in each person. That way, each resident will never feel like they are forced into doing something that they don’t want, which can create resentment. They will also pay attention to their behaviors and emotions daily.

They Can Monitor Medications

As people get older, they often have to take more medication. When they have memory loss, they can forget to take it, which can create potentially dangerous health situations. Under the direction of a Registered Nurse, the staff at our senior living facility will be sure to learn what each patient’s medication regimen is and ensure that it is followed daily.

Seeing the people you love get older and lose memories can be hard. When this happens, it can feel like they are a completely different person than the one you saw growing up. While you might feel reluctant to take them out of the home that they have known for a long time, they might put themselves in danger if they forget to do something like turn off a stove, or not manage medications correctly. Our staff will keep them safe while maintaining a sense of self and dignity.

Do you have a friend or family member who is experiencing memory challenges? Are you looking for a vibrant senior living facility? We’re based in the charming Beaverdale neighborhood in Des Moines, IA. We have various options ranging from independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, and long-term care. Our goal is to help each resident live their best life! Contact Calvin Community today to learn how we can help you and your loved one.

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