Welcome back to the Rockport Senior Living blog! On our blog, we cover the topics that are most important to you and can help you better understand how to provide the care that your elderly loved one needs. Today, we will be sharing five guidelines that can help you determine when it is time to seek memory care for your loved one in Rocky River. It can be difficult to not only see your loved one age, but also to know when your parent, grandparent, uncle or aunt can no longer live independently. Additionally, investing in memory care may affect your financials. With all this in mind, it is important that you know when it is in your loved one’s best interest to seek memory care.

Before we dive into our topic, if you are seeking memory care for your loved on in the Rocky River area, visit the Rockport Senior Living website.

5 Questions to Ask Before Seeking Memory Care

Knowing how to provide your loved one the best care as they age can be difficult. Not only must you confront your loved one’s condition, but also this decision can affect your financials and other areas of your life. Use these five questions as a guide, and seek the advice of a medical professional.

Is my loved one safe?

Often those patients that need memory care are those that are a danger to themselves. If your loved one wanders off, becomes confused easily, falls, or forgets to take their medication, it may be time to seek memory care. Memory care will provide, among other benefits, 24/7 monitoring and emergency response that can not only keep your loved one safe, but also give you peace of mind.  

Without treatment, is their health at risk?

When your loved one is suffering from Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, they can often wander off, forget to take their medication, suffer from dehydration, fall, and become easily confused. If your loved one can no longer take care of their daily needs or prescriptions, they may benefit from the assistance of memory care.

Can I give them the care that they need?

This is often a tough question to ask. You may feel like you can take on whatever challenges that your loved one faces. Conversely, you may feel guilty because you don’t know how to take care of your loved on your own and you may not have the will or energy to do so. Often the care of the professional can be best for your loved one and can repair your relationship with them if you feel resentful or tired.

How is caring for them affecting me?

Often those who are caring for their loved one don’t realize the risks that come with caregiving. Caregiving, without rest, can pose significant physical and emotional risks including depression, heart attack, stroke, and high blood pressure. If you don’t take care of your body and mind, who will? When considering the care your loved one needs, remember that a tired and sick caregiver is less effective.

How would memory care benefit my loved one?

Memory care isn’t just about what you are protecting your loved one from; it is also about how you are enhancing their lives and health. Memory care can provide your loved one daily activities that they will enjoy as well as opportunities to connect with other residents that are just like them.

We hope these questions were helpful. If you would like to know how memory care could benefit your loved one, contact Rockport Senior Living. We offer compassionate professional care for your loved ones. Our goal is to always offer dependable and affordable senior living options. Learn more on our website.