Memory care at home
Memory care is usually in community style where the patients live separately and away from home to get the care they need to tackle Alzheimer’s. There are still many memory care services that are available for people in their own home. These include full-time care that is given to the patient at their own home where they live their family.
They usually start with a meeting with the family in their home or at the office of the memory care service provider and discuss about various related topics in detail. There are occupational therapy visits and home safety assessments that are given in this type of care.
Phone consultations are online consultations are also available if families want to talk about this option. There are durations for which the care will be given to the patient that should be discussed. There are many benefits in having memory care at home. The patient is at his place and does not have to go to a completely new place for the care and treatment. The family will always be around the patient, and this can also bring down the cost of memory care in community living. The services too can be cut down as the patient will have his/her family alongside for small chores and other common care. However, there is always an option of getting a full-time care giver at home.
If you are thinking of getting a memory care at home for your loved one, do research on it and consult a doctor before pursuing it. It might be the care where the patient will be more comfortable in a community living away from home instead of getting the treatment at home. Alzheimer’s is not like other diseases where the patients remember who their family members are. In such cases, many suggest a community living. A thorough research on that is much needed.