What Is an Alzheimer's Care Facility?

What Is an Alzheimer's Care Facility?

Apr 18 2014

Although many assisted-living communities and nursing homes will cater to individuals with Alzheimer's disease or dementia, facilities providing specialized care and housing tailored to the needs of individuals afflicted with these conditions are becoming prevalent. These Alzheimer's care facilities can be the best option for many seniors in need.

These facilities offer Alzheimer's care, encouraging the individual skills and interests of residents in an environment designed to help diminish confusion and agitation. Specialty services are provided in a secure environment, including reality orientation classes and specially-trained professional staff skilled in handling the behavior associated with memory impairments.

Many facilities specializing in Alzheimer's care or related dementia disorders have building-design features to assist with the problems associated with this disease: color-coded hallways, visual cues, and secured wandering paths.

Similar to assisted-living communities, most Alzheimer's care facilities provide assistance with dressing, grooming, bathing, and other daily activities. Assistance with medications differs according to state regulations. Meals, laundry and housekeeping are usually provided within private and semi-private rooms in a residential type setting.

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