Memory Care Education in a Conroe Assisted Living Community Part One
If you’re considering the proper care for a loved one who is suffering from cognitive issues like Alzheimer’s or dementia, we want to empower you with information to help you make the best decision.
Have you thought about the training education of the memory care staff?
The caregiversâ€™ knowledge of cognitive issues and how to properly care for memory care residents is a very important component of a successful memory careprogram at a senior living facility. A good indicator of a great caregiver is someone who has had prior experience working with seniors in some capacity whether through social work volunteering or working at another senior living community. Caring for seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia requires a great deal of patience and encouragement and takes the right kind of attitude in a person to provide the care these memory care residents need. It’s definitely a big job but also very fulfilling to lead seniors through an important journey during their life and create special moments. People suffering from Alzheimerâ€™s and dementia benefit greatly when caregivers know how to provide the proper love and care. Great caregivers will also help educate the family on how to deal with issues they may be struggling with and coping with their loved one’s declination in cognitive abilities.
It’s important for memory care caregivers to learn as much about the stories of the residents as possible. Understanding a personâ€™s story can help caregivers connect with residents as well as help the caregivers be better equipped to educate the family on how to respond to their loved oneâ€™s disease and also communicate better with the residents. Good caregivers will learn the personalities of the residents that will help the staff create meaningful programs and activities to support excellent memory care that often leads to the staff becoming close friends with those they’re caring for. Because residents with cognitive issues suffer from short-term memory loss, educated caregivers will make efforts multiple times a day to reconnect with residents to reinforce the feeling of friendship and family that make a life for residents more meaningful.
Studies have shown that the food we eat plays an important role in the quality of memory care and improving cognitive functions of the brain. A great memory care program, like the one at Woodhaven Village Senior Living community, uses studies like this in conjunction with a great staff of chefs to create meals and snacks to meet the nutritive needs of residents. Certain foods, especially those naturally occurring, contain key nutrients known to support healthy brain function.