Clover Care Corner

Tuesday, Sep. 25th 2018

Senior Memory Care at Clover Care Home Provides Dementia and Alzheimer’s Support

Senior memory care is a steadily growing concern and it is predicted there will be significant changes in the near future in the way aging adults suffering from memory loss are housed and cared for. In addition to housing concerns, new treatment protocols for senior memory care are being developed, and technological advances are being made. Progressive senior memory care providers have a common goal – to upgrade services and improve seniors’ lives.

Currently, there are literally dozens of senior memory care facilities throughout Kansas City – from nursing homes with dedicated memory care units, to specialized facilities catering exclusively to providing memory care services. Let’s take a look at some the current trends in dementia care in the Kansas City area.

Technology & Dementia 

Currently, researchers are investigating ways that sensors in everyday objects used in activities of daily living could collect information about changes in a senior’s cognitive condition. There are also website interfaces that make it easier for people with cognitive impairments to use, and a study of how audio, video, and sensor technologies can help detect depression in people with dementia. Brain fitness applications can make a huge difference in the lives of those with dementia. Technology advancements can help seniors to remain at home longer and enable senior memory care providers to refine their services. There are many assistive technology (AT) devices available to assist with memory loss. To name a few:

Wearable Timers – An affordable device that can eliminate ‘setting and forgetting’ (i.e. leaving the stove on or running bath water).

Watch minder – Provides vibrating reminder alarms with a text message that can be personalized to fit the task.

Smart Pen – Syncs audio recordings with any markings on special Dot Paper. Allows a user to go back and touch the images or words and playback what was said. Good for shopping lists and reminders.

Photo Dialing Apps – Available for both Android and iOS, it helps create and set one-touch pictures to dial individuals directly.

As technology enables more people with dementia to live in their own homes for longer periods of time, memory care might also become increasingly a communal endeavor.

What More Can Be Done

Caregivers outside the senior living facility as well as those working within senior memory care communities can become more specialized in their memory care knowledge and skills. Specifics of how providers can improve memory function of their residents are varied. For example, the growing ranks of seniors who develop Alzheimer’s and other cognitive conditions can be helped by:

  • Better education for senior memory care providers across the continuum, enabling them to provide enhanced memory support.
  • Addressing more effective ways to improve the medical aspects of dementia care.
  • Providers working with gero-psychiatrists to treat dementia-related depression.
  • Hiring medical directors who specialize in dementia.
  • Providers who have developed effective memory care services contribute to educating other providers.
  • Develop more effective and rigorous lifestyle programs to slow the development of dementia.
  • Application of developments in technology.

What Clover Care Home Offers in Support of Senior Memory Care

Clover Care Home is a facility in Shawnee that provides quality senior memory care for their residents. We offer a wide range of activities to boost and sustain mental, physical and emotional health, no matter the age or condition. Residents can have a very rewarding life here – a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise, eating right, and getting proper sleep. Older adults can enjoy the fullness of life with dignity, joy and the highest levels of independence their health allows.

When an elderly adult is no longer able to care for himself or herself due to progressive memory loss, a senior memory care residence at Clover Care home offers an acceptable solution. Providing assistance with the activities of daily living, our staff is specially trained to assist adults with impaired cognition. The physical layout of our memory care units is designed with Alzheimer’s and dementia patients in mind. Here the environment is pleasant and easy for seniors to navigate, and extra security is in place for seniors who wander, minimizing the risk of injury.

A good life for anyone can be realized by experiencing special moments of cherishing others, and both giving and receiving kindness. Losing one’s memory and all the other debilitating factors that go along with it can be devastating to seniors and their family members, but living in a memory care facility doesn’t mean they have to lose those special moments. Clover Care Home provides:

  1. Person-centered care.
  2. A continuum of care that ensures our residents are kept engaged with others, avoiding isolation.
  3. Programs to assist with behavioral health issues.
  4. Therapeutic programs.
  5. Leisure activities.

Our facility addresses family needs, offering reassurances that their family member has quality, 24-hour care. We are committed to providing information and practical tips to help families navigate the many challenges that are common when caring for a loved one with dementia.

Clover Care Home has an unmatched, care giving support team that sets us apart in the Kansas City area. We would be happy to meet with you and discuss what we can provide in senior memory care. We can be reached by calling 913-991-2605, or visit us online at https://www.clovercarehomes.com/.


Testimonials

The care our mom has received at Clover Care has been nothing short of exceptional. The country setting helps to add to the inviting atmosphere in which our mom has thrived. The staff is always friendly, knowledgeable and caring. Clover Care has made a difficult situation seem like a natural transition in life. We would recommend it to anyone looking for long term care of a loved one.

- Jeanne D. & Vicki L.

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