At The Gables, we have an Idaho Memory Care Facility that provides a higher level of care and attention to ensure that your family members have safety and that their needs are met, while providing you with peace of mind that they have 24-hour care.
There’s so many ways that memory care facilities differ from assisted living or assisted living for memory care or nursing homes in several different ways. Some of these ways include:
Having a Safe and Secure Environment
This is one of the most important things that is a part of memory care. When a resident or family member has some sort of memory loss, sometimes it can be very confusing or feelings of disorientation around where they are. Having the layout be very simple and having the environment being very positive and simple as well, it’s so important to make sure that the residents know where they are and that they are safe. Memory Care units typically have very simple and easy to navigate layouts with clear signage to reduce confusion and loss of where they are.
Having a Structured Daily Routine
Providing a structured routine for the residents is so important so that they know what they are doing everyday and have specific activities tailored to them. This helps so that it is less confusing and more of feeling comfortable and secure. There are lots of memory-stimulating activities that are focused on stimulating memory and cognition. These might include:
- Music therapy
- Art therapy
- Games with others
- Games for memory
- And more!
Specialized Staff Training
At our facility, we have many trained staff to ensure the best care possible for your lived ones. Our staff understand the challenges associated with memory loss and how to provide care and support. Everything we do has safety in mind. Making sure that their environment is safe and secure is our priority. Things can become overwhelming and strange.
Assistance in Needs and Daily Life Activities
Advanced stages of dementia need 24 hour care and assistance. There is supervised care to guarantee proper nutrition and hydration. Daily living activities such as:
- Using the toilet
- Dressing for the day
- Eating food
- And others
Provide confusion and aggression depending on the time in your loved ones life and what they are trying to do. Proper activities and assistance in everyday activities to keep your loved one’s mind and body active in today, is so important. Assistance is offered in physical and mental ways. Coordinated care is a particular part of the services we offer to make sure that we work closely with your loved ones and asses what they want to do and need based on their personal needs and abilities.
We offer the following services:
- Diabetes support
- Rehab services – physical, speech therapy, and occupational
- Management for medications
- Rides to medical appointments for your loved ones
- Coordinating care with different types of physicians & primary care providers
- And so much more!
We are so happy to have your loved ones and to give them the best care possible. We do everything in our power to make sure that we provide the best time at our memory care facility and to make sure that everyone feels at home. Contact us today so that we can answer any questions you may have!