What Is Dementia Care in Chandler?
Memory care can be new territory, uncertain, and a bit scary when it comes to supporting our loved ones. Seniors in dementia care at Chandler Solterra receive the same quality of care as our seniors in assisted living but with added safety precautions to help the seniors who need dementia care or Alzheimer’s care.
Memory care at Solterra Senior Living strives to improve quality of life while maintaining high standards of safety, comfort, and care. Nurses and caregivers have received training not only to assist seniors in memory care but to understand how dementia and Alzheimer’s affect the mind. This allows nurses and caregivers to provide emotional care in addition to medication management, assistance with hygiene, and any other support residents need.
What Is Memory Care?
Dementia isn’t a disease of the mind but a condition of impaired brain function that interferes with daily life because of the loss of memory and judgment. Forgetfulness isn’t uncommon, but when this forgetfulness interferes with an individual’s safety, such as frequently forgetting to turn the stovetop off after cooking, it may be due to dementia.
Alzheimer’s, however, is classified as a disease. According to Stanfield’s Essential Medical Terminology, “It is progressive mental deterioration in middle or old age, due to generalized degeneration of the brain. It is the most common cause of premature senility.”
Many individuals can live an independent lifestyle in the beginning stages of dementia, but as dementia becomes a safety issue, trained nurses and caregivers will need to help to ensure safety, comfort, and enjoyment in the everyday life.
How We Can Help
Our goal is to meet the social, recreational, and cultural needs of every one of our residents, even the most active seniors. We’re committed to providing the highest quality of life for every resident and to make a difference in the long-term with the same level of care we would provide for our own parents or loved ones. Our personal experience and values drive us to provide the best care possible for our residents.
Our nurses and caregivers take time to learn each resident’s personal history, making comfortable relationships easier and opening more opportunities for conversation and connection. Our residents are encouraged to bring their favorite belongings so they feel comfortable and familiar with their new home. This helps residents remain calmer when they’re experiencing confusing moments.
Our Chandler team has been trained to use validation techniques to help residents needing dementia care accept their reality while feeling safe and comfortable in the caring environment we strive to establish.
Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care require special training to provide the best treatment for our residents. Caregivers take courses to help educate them on how dementia and Alzheimer’s disease affects the mind and how memory loss can progress. Our caregivers can provide emotional support as well as physical support when our dementia care residents experience confusing moments. We’re proud to be able to provide such a great environment and have our residents know how much we care.
Our Chandler Establishment
The comfort of our residents is important to us. Solterra makes it possible to have the highest possible quality of life. Here is what we offer to our residents in memory care:
- Enclosed garden courtyards
- Luxurious community areas
- Private apartment homes
- Weekly housekeeping
- Bathing and showering assistance
- Dressing and grooming assistance
- 24-hour emergency response monitoring
- Medication management
- Specially designed activity programs
Our desire to provide the best and safest care doesn’t stop at our caregivers understanding how the brain is affected by dementia or Alzheimer’s. We provide innovative monitoring technology and healthcare for our residents to experience better health and safety outcomes for a better quality of life. This proactive technology provides peace of mind for residents as well as their loved ones.
We offer our residents a beautiful and modern community, and we’re able to provide our community members with the services they need as well as what they want. They have the freedom to spend time on activities they find enjoyable.
Every senior deserves a great retirement, especially those in need of memory care. We encourage our community members to live the way they want and encourage them to continue to make their own choices. Quality of life from a caring and compassionate team will always be a priority to us.
Having a loved one suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease is challenging. They need more assistance on a daily basis, and that takes an emotional toll on everyone. While those in the early stages of memory loss can still live safely independently, there will come a time when more care is needed, and for many, that means hiring help, which can be stressful and expensive. Take a look at what financial options are available to help cover costs. We believe everyone deserves the best care, and financial assistance is available for those in need of memory care.
Here to Help
Our Solterra Senior Living establishments are happy to offer compassionate and caring caregivers, the best personalized care, beautiful amenities, and a secure environment. We offer a safe place for your loved one to call home. We also provide an organized environment that helps reduce stress and confusion and use techniques to validate the current reality of our residents, which creates a safe living environment.
We’re happy to provide additional tools to help in understanding what’s needed for you or your loved one. Memory loss creates fear from the unknown and unfamiliar. In Chandler dementia care, we can maintain personalized caregiving to help our residents feel secure in their environment.
Where to Start
Navigating all the new information, different choices, and requirements that go along with memory care can be overwhelming. You want the best care possible and want to know that you or your loved one is in good hands and enjoying their community. Ensuring that every need is met is important, and if dementia or Alzheimer’s is new ground, there may be uncertainty about what all of those needs are.
We know there are a lot of questions that go along with dementia care. Here at our Chandler memory care community, our team members are happy to help you, your friend, or your loved one each step of the way.