Many family members search for an assisted living facility that can provide dementia care. However, not all assisted living facilities live up to their Dementia Plan of Operation, or have the knowledge base to care for residents with dementia or Alzheimer's disease. In this post we'll tell you what you should look for in a care home when you're looking for dementia care.
First, look for a care home with an educated staff and management. You'll primarily be dealing with the Administrator of the assisted living facility when you're taking a tour, so you should ask them what their experience is with dementia care, how they care for residents with dementia differently than other residents, and what the staff training in dementia care entails. If the Administrator cannot readily answer these questions the assisted living facility is probably not suited for dementia care. Second, look at the facility itself. The layout should be simple so residents with dementia will not get lost in their surroundings. For instance, if the assisted living facility is large a senior with dementia will have difficulty navigating the facility which will in turn exacerbate negative behaviors. In contrast, if the assisted living facility is small, has a simple floor plan, and has ample destination spots to occupy residents with dementia then the facility as a structure may be suited for dementia care.
Wild Rose Care Home maintains a Dementia Plan of Operation. Mary Garcia, RN is the owner of Wild Rose Care Home and has over thirty years of medical experience and over a decade of dementia care experience. In addition, both Wild Rose Care Home locations have been custom-built to accommodate residents with dementia. Call Mary at (707) 695-2937 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a tour.