Memory Care Services

assisted living in St. George

What Is Memory Care?

In a memory care community such as the ones we offer in Utah and Arizona, the atmosphere is designed with the residents’ peace of mind as a high priority. The staff provide meals and assist with personal care like in an assisted living facility, but they also have special training to deal with the unique issues associated with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

Residents in memory care receive specialized care, including more frequent check-ins, and are given extra structure and support throughout the day. The staff ensures that residents are getting to their meals and attending activities. The facilities are equipped with alarmed doors, enclosed outdoor spaces, and elevator codes to keep residents from wandering and getting lost.

AVISTA MEMORY CARE BENEFITS

At Avista Senior Living, we strive to provide quality care for our residents and excellent service for their loved ones. Some of the many benefits of choosing Avista Senior Living include:
We recognize the emotional and physical stress and anxiety of providing at-home care for a loved one with advanced mental deterioration. Avista gives your loved one the most significant degree of care and much-needed support for you.

ADVANTAGES OF MEMORY CARE CONSIST OF:

Person-centered care for seniors with dementia is an individualized approach. Our staff can better help residents by understanding their specific preferences, past experiences, abilities, and needs. Our team develops a relationship with residents and their family members to fully understand the person, allowing us to customize a care plan to meet the resident’s unique needs.

WHEN YOU NEED IT

SIGNS IT'S TIME TO CONSIDER MEMORY CARE

Moving people with early stages of dementia into memory care communities sooner results in a better outcome for residents’ mental, physical and emotional well-being. There are several signs to help identify when it’s time for this level of care as opposed to assisted living.

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Alzheimer’s or Dementia-Related Diagnosis

Your best time to begin visiting and exploring memory care communities is once there is a diagnosis. Your aging loved one needs to have a say in their future. Transitioning earlier enables an adjustment time, so elders become familiar with their surroundings, make friends, and connect with staff.
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Caregiver Burnout

Caregiver burnout is physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion. Burnout can occur when caregivers don’t get the help they need or try to do more than they can do, physically or financially. Suppose you find yourself stuck between an aging parent requiring care, a job, and the needs of your own family. In this case, memory care is encouraged.
Overall Health Decline
As memory loss sets in, so do reductions in ACLs like personal hygiene and forgetting to eat. A sunken posture, weight loss, and medication management are some other problems. Getting lost and losing track of days and times has a disastrous effect on one’s health and well-being, in addition to being at risk for injury or becoming the victim of crimes. A person with dementia is more prone to being injured at home and less able to remember how to seek help.

Reduced Social Life

The social life of someone with dementia dwindles considerably, accelerating the condition. Residents in memory care communities have vibrant social lives. Daily activities, excursions, and creative outlets keep the mind active and engaged.
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You Feel Worried for Your Loved One

You inevitably know your loved one more than anyone. If your intuition tells you it’s time to move a senior into memory care, it’s probably true. If you feel worried about your loved one’s safety, it is a good indication that they would benefit from a memory care community.

OUR MEMORY CARE COMMUNITIES