Placing your loved one in a memory care community is a big decision that often comes with many questions and concerns. At Life’s Journey Senior Living in Paris, IL, we want to help put your mind more at ease with the decision by answering some of the most common questions.
How is Memory Care Different From Assisted Living?
While memory care carries over many of the components of assisted living, memory care adds another layer or care. A community that specializes in memory care will have an expert team of professionals that are trained on proper dementia care procedures. These procedures not only result in day-to-day activities to boost cognitive skills, but also other types of therapy that promote a sense of community. There is also staff available 24/7 to ensure your loved one is safe and comfortable.
Is The Care Personalized?
Yes. Since memory loss affects everyone differently, a personalized care plan will be developed for each resident. We provide a low staff-to-resident ratio to ensure personalized care is the forefront of our community staff. The care plan includes appropriate activities based on cognitive ability, diet restrictions as needed, medication management and socialization to encourage friendships. We take a lot of pride in treating each resident as a member of our own family.
Is a Memory Care Community Safe?
Absolutely! Our community offers secure, spacious memory care neighborhoods that truly feels like home for your loved one. We offer beautiful, secure outdoor space for music and other activities when weather permits as well as spacious indoor living rooms where our residents can socialize. You can rest assured that your loved one is safe and secure living at Life’s Journey Senior Living.
What Type of Activities Is Provided?
We believe variety is the spice of life! On any given day, we provide an active range of motion games, memory games, trivia questions, baking clubs and more for our residents. When the weather permits, we also enjoy outings.
There are many benefits of a memory care community, not only for the residents, but also to give you the peace of mind that your loved one is receiving the best care possible. Our staff is all certified in dementia training and is ready to answer any additional questions you may have! Don’t hesitate to call us at (217) 463-3003 or fill out our online contact us form to contact our team.