When a senior is dealing with Alzheimer’s or dementia, they require attentive and expert care in an environment that’s safe and secure. Memory care is a long-term senior care solution that provides just that. Life’s Journey Senior Living in Mattoon, IL designed to enhance our residents’ quality of life, preserve their sense of independence, and uphold their dignity.
Memory Care Community or Home Care?
When it comes to caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia, round-the-clock care is a must. A home-caretaker may not be able to provide the care your loved one needs at all hours of the day. Most homes are also not built to accommodate the special needs of those with memory loss. That’s why so many families turn to memory care communities, which can provide expert care in an environment that has safety features and supportive staff.
Benefits of Memory Care
The main goal of memory care is to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s or dementia, not treat it. But in addition to that, we make it a point to enable the person dealing with this condition to feel a sense of purpose and enjoyment on a daily basis. This is accomplished through daily activities designed to engage residents mentally in an effort to reduce the effects of Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Our memory care community has an expertly trained staff and access to top-of-the-line resources designed to help accomplish our goal. Benefits our memory care program include:
- Personalized Care: Residents of our memory care community have access to specialized programs and activities that are conducted with a more hands on approach in order to keep residents engaged and stimulated.
- Socialization: Socializing can help ward off diseases that come with social isolation, including depression and anxiety. This is especially important for those with dementia, as they tend to be more vulnerable.
- Sense of Purpose: Seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s can benefit from structured activities provided at our community.
We understand that in most cases, the decision to move a loved one to memory care is a family decision. It’s our duty to make it a smooth and beneficial transition so your loved one can get the care they need. If you have a family member who is in need of a memory care program and you’d like to learn more about Life’s Journey, please contact us at (217) 234-3003 today or fill out our online contact us form below!