Caring for a loved one with dementia can be a challenging and emotional experience. Over 11 million Americans provide unpaid care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. As your family member’s condition progresses, you may find it increasingly difficult to provide the level of care they need while managing other responsibilities in your life. In such cases, it may be time to consider moving your loved one into memory care rather than continuing to live at home.
Our brand-new senior living community at The Ashford of Beavercreek features a specialized memory care program designed to offer services and amenities that help residents maintain their independence and quality of life. Residents will receive optimized care and support through our award-winning cognitive and ability-based neighborhoods.
Here are some reasons why moving into memory care can be the best decision for your loved one if they are displaying signs of dementia:
1. Specialized care
Our Ashford communities across the state are staffed by tenured professionals trained to provide varying levels of specialized senior care. They understand the unique needs of your loved one, and our team personalizes care by weaving your loved one’s story – their hobbies, interests, needs and history – into daily routines.
2. Safety and security
The best senior living communities are designed with safety and security in mind. At The Ashford, we have secure entrances and exits, as well as other safety features to help prevent wandering and other potential risks associated with dementia.
Dementia can be a very isolating condition, for both your loved one and for you. We offer a variety of socialization opportunities to help residents stay engaged and connected with others. Our on-and-off-campus activities are proven to stimulate residents’ senses and engage their interests, ranging from the soothing power of music and the therapeutic joy of gardening to the simple pleasures of a warm morning coffee and heartfelt conversations.
4. Access to medical care
The Ashford has medical professionals on staff or on-call, which can be a valuable resource for residents who require medical attention. Our caregivers receive 5x more training than the state requires. In addition, we have relationships with local healthcare providers familiar with senior living in Beavercreek and the needs of our residents.
5. Peace of mind
Seeking senior care can be a difficult decision, but it can also bring peace of mind to both you and your loved one. The mental toll of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another dementia runs deep, with almost one-third of caregivers experiencing persistent depression. At a memory care community, you can rest assured they are receiving the care and support they need while enjoying a comfortable and fulfilling lifestyle.
If your loved one is displaying signs of dementia, moving into memory care can be the best decision for their health, safety and overall quality of life. It can be a difficult decision, but it’s important to remember that you’re not alone on this journey. We are here for you.
The Ashford will provide independent living, assisted living and memory care in Beavercreek when we open our doors in the coming months. Contact us here to receive the latest news and updates from our team.