We usually associate age with physical changes. Our skin might become a little loose, our joints might ache, and we might not be as energetic as we used to be. But, for many people, mental changes can be as substantial as physical ones. In some instances, these people will need specialized memory care. If a loved one is in this particular situation, here are some questions you should ask when choosing a facility to provide that care.
When is Memory Care the Right Option?
Just because someone forgets something every once in a while, that doesn’t mean he or she needs memory care. But if you notice this happening more and more, then it might be time to start looking into memory care facilities.
It will definitely be time for specialized care if your loved one has been diagnosed with a cognitive issue such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. When an elderly person goes through severe cognitive problems, that can lead to a dangerous situation. He or she could have problems handling medications or could leave food sitting on a burner.
Making the Right Choice
You will need to take your time when determining which memory care facility will be right for your loved one. Take tours of each of the facilities you’re considering to get a good feel for whether or not they will be a good fit.
At Eden Memory Care, we welcome the opportunity to show you how we can help your beloved family member or friend. If you would like to schedule a meeting to learn more about us, contact us online or call (281) 935-9115.