Also referred to as Memory Care or Dementia Care, Alzheimer's Care promotes an optimal lifestyle for your loved one's health and comfort – including a nutritious meal plan, regularly scheduled exercise, as well as companionship and social interaction. Alzheimer's Care offers a variety of services and scenarios to accommodate each unique patient. From assisting a client in their home, to round-the-clock care and supervision from experienced nurses and doctors – the right Alzheimer's Care provider can deliver assurance and support to both patients and their families.
Types of Care
Several different levels of Alzheimer's Care are currently available. Early stage care is often provided to patients in their own residence. Qualified home care providers help out with the chores of daily living, as well as needs such as bathing, dining, and getting dressed.
Advanced Alzheimer's Care is often provided at Assisted Living facilities, where residents can receive ongoing care at any time of day or night. Some retirement communities house their own memory care units, for individuals who require an extra level of supervision, suffer from dementia, or are prone to wandering. These dedicated facilities are able to deal with a wide variety of challenging scenarios, ensuring a safe and monitored environment with superior emergency response times.
Finding an Alzheimer's Care Provider
SeniorsZen offers an online directory of services and facilities throughout Canada. You can use it to search for Alzheimer's Care providers in any province or territory. Once you've created a shortlist, SeniorsZen can help connect you with the facilities of your choice.
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