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Memory Care Unit

Memory Care Unit

Has anyone had a comforting experience enrolling your LO in long term memory care? My Mom is in great condition physically. While she’s moderate Alzheimer’s, she’s quite mobile and social. But I cannot care for her 24/7. I’m solo, work FT and travel. The challenge is we are in different states. I’m overwhelmed but have decided on memory care for her safety but I fear she will decline more rapidly. So sad.

posted 4 months ago
A myALZteam Member said:

I had a really good experience with a memory care facility after my husband had gotten too much for me and my adult daughters to handle. The facility had a square architecture so that residents could walk and never get lost; that was a godsend for my husband because he was an extremely active person all his life. We went into many facilities to look at the residents and caretakers, because I think the latter are the most important personnel in such units. My husband was cared for by techs who knew his name and his personality; they joked with him and pretty much accommodated his needs. I got calls whenever they needed to tell me something and was free to drop by without notice any time. While not ideal, it was about as good as it could have been given his stage of dementia.

posted 4 months ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My husband is 81. I placed him in memory care early March
The people that care for him are angels. I have never regretted my decision

posted 2 months ago
A myALZteam Member said:

I'm sure there are some places that are wonderful and others that are not. You may want to reach out to the Alzheimer's Association in your area to research options. I don't have any experience. I live with my wife who was DX 5 1/2 yrs ago and I'm figuring out how to take care of myself as well as my wife along this life changing journey. It is not easy but it is a must to find some peace mind.
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posted 4 months ago
A myALZteam Member said:

I put my dad in long term memory care last year I had cared for him for 18 months and it got to be too much for me. It took him alitte while to adjust but I try to visit almost everyday and the facility is wonderful I love it and the caregivers are awesome and treat him great he is 91 years old. Just make sure when you make the transition you give both yourself and your mom time to adjust because you will both need it.

posted 3 months ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My hubby is in memory care and loves it. I took him to check out the facility and his comment was" I could make this my new home" We had a little bump in the road about 2 weeks in but now it's much better. He has been there 1 and 1/2 years now. He is on hospice at the time so it's hard watching him slowly go .
The cna's are so kind and cheerful. I joke that my hubby has lots of pretty girls to make him smile.

posted 3 months ago
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