How do you know when it’s time? If you are at the point where you are concerned for the safety of your loved one, it’s time to seriously consider a senior living community like Safe Haven that specializes in Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Any of the following signs are reason enough to look at your options:
- A lack of impulse control and issues controlling emotional responses
- Accusatory verbal outbursts or paranoid statements
- Depression or isolation
- Difficulty engaging in meaningful activities
- Agitation and restlessness
- An increased number of falls
- Increasing physical dependence on others
- A need for a verbal, gesture, or physical cueing to complete tasks
- Weight loss or difficulty with dining
Caring for someone with dementia can be a lot for one individual which means there are also signs you will see in yourself, as your loved one’s caregiver:
- Increased irritation
- Social withdrawal
- Consistent low mood
- Emotional and physical exhaustion
When it comes to Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, it is essential to consider your health and the health of the whole family as well and how that will affect your loved one.
Keeping your loved one at home may seem like the best option, but given the complexity of the disease and the amount of support needed, they will get more support at a community like Safehaven that is designed especially for people living with dementia.
Our team is trained in dementia care and specialize in techniques that will help maintain your loved one’s indepedence and utilize their remaining skills. We develop a strong relationship with our residents and can anticipate their unmet needs.
At Safe Haven, we are focused on keeping residents engaged by providing a wide range of activities that are for people with different ability and interest levels. Our homes are also designed with safe outdoor walking spaces and garden with the needs of those with Alzheimer’s in mind.
A big piece of advice is to do your best to plan ahead of time to make the transition as smooth as possible – don’t wait until it feels like you’re out of options or until it presents a stressful situation for those who are suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia. Call our offices to schedule a tour of Safe Haven Assisted Living and discuss how we can help you and your loved one.