How often should you visit someone with dementia? We recognize that you care about your loved one, and we believe that making the most out of your time together is what matters most.
With the pandemic coinciding with the holidays, every family must take precaution when visiting their loved ones in memory care communities as they are considered most vulnerable to the virus. Safety protocols are set by every community to make family visits extra safe to minimize any risks of infection for the residents and staff as well as the families visiting as well.
Social isolation is an enormous concern for our elderly during the current pandemic. The process of keeping our most vulnerable population from being exposed to COVID-19 must include a degree of separation from the general population and other measures to reduce transmission. However, this process alone comes with an additional set of risks not associated with infection.
Most assisted living facilities have taken measures to keep residents safe during COVID-19 by strictly limiting or not allowing visitors. While these precautions do ensure a much greater level of safety for residents, long-term isolation and quarantine can lead to unwanted side effects, such as mental stress, loneliness, and depression.
When we relocate our loved ones with dementia to a new memory care facility it can be unsettling and may lead to emotional stress. The good news is there are practical steps you can take to limit emotional stress and transfer trauma for your loved one.
Relocating a Person with Dementia: Tips for Physically Transferring to a Different Memory Care Facility
Transferring your loved one to a different memory care facility may stir up some stress regardless of your best laid out plans, but there are ways to minimize disruption on the actual moving day.
Your loved one with dementia resides in a memory care facility near your home and you just found out that you are moving to another state. Moving can be a huge process in itself, but now you’re faced with how to choose a memory care facility in the state you are moving to. We have some tips for you!