Calgary memory care
Professional care in a dedicated setting
At a certain point in the progress of Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias, it’s best for families to get professional care. Memory care communities in Calgary are designed and staffed with the needs of Alzheimer’s and dementia sufferers in mind. Retirement homes listed below offer dedicated care environments that will make your loved one’s life safer and easier. Below the listings, learn more about memory care, find helpful links, and more.
List of Calgary memory care retirement homes
What Calgary memory care communities offer
Dealing with middle- to late-stage dementia is one of the most difficult things families can go through. One way to make the best of things is to procure care from a community like those listed above, where the senior is surrounded by an environment tailored to their requirements, staffed by professionally-trained PSWs and care staff.
Take a brief look at memory care features:
Specialized care settings are secured, often a separate unit, wing or floor, designed to manage elopement tendencies and create a safe space. Colour-coded hallways, circuitous hallway design, and circadian lighting are just a few aspects of design for memory care included in communities. Consult communities linked to above to learn what features they’ve included.
Memory care communities in Calgary will offer smaller, more manageable groupings, often in discrete “neighbourhoods” in the building, or in household-like settings. Intimate environments make it easier for residents to feel familiar with those around them, including staff. This feature alleviates confusion, and the setting also naturally moderates factors like excessive noise which can lead to upset, disorientation, or the exacerbation of other negative symptoms of dementia.
Dedicated therapies in this setting help manage and temper symptoms. Therapies include programs like the Java Music Club, a research-based peer-support activity group program, with a calming effect. We offer more examples in the list of therapies in Alzheimer’s care communities. Communities listed above will inform you in detail about programs they offer.
Care staff are professionally trained in techniques like gentle persuasion. They understand that negative behaviours are merely responsive. Training programs help them see the world through the eyes of those with dementia. When offering personal assistance with activities like bathing or feeding, care staff know how to be patient and to give their full attention.
Dedicated care plans are customized to meet the exact care needs of patients.
Medical staff is onsite to help in case of an emergency.
We hope that you have gotten all the help you can from the Alzheimer’s Society of Calgary. We understand that it’s terribly difficult to lose a loved one to dementia. Situating them in a professionally-run environment will offer you some solace. We wish you all the best as you navigate the decisions you have to make.