Memory Care America - March 2020

Memory Care Moments Becoming You Again

MARCH 2020

1.833.MEM.CARE • 833.636.2273

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Our Communities Memory Care of Naples 2626 Goodlette Frank Road Naples, FL 34103 239.403.0826 memorycarenaples.com Memory Care of Little Rock 2501 Aldersgate Road Little Rock, AR 72205 501.260.7407 memorycarelittlerock.com Memory Care of Westover Hills 10910 Town Center Drive San Antonio, TX 78251 210.802.6653 memorycarewestoverhills.com Memory Care of Simpsonville 645 Scuffletown Road Simpsonville, SC 29681 864.962.3038 memorycaresimpsonville.com Memory Care of New Braunfels 2022 State HWY 46 W New Braunfels, TX 78132 830.420.5882 memorycarenewbraunfels.com

SUPPORTING CAREGIVERS AND FILLING THE ROLE WHEN IT BECOMES TOO MUCH

s a nurse and the executive director of Memory Care of Naples, my days are busy. I’m often running from one place to the next, guiding interested families through our facility, and ensuring our residents receive the care they need.

for their loved ones. We will support those battling a dementia diagnosis as well as their caretakers in any way we can, and we are always willing to help. But we find that there often comes a point when the disease becomes too much for one person to deal with. It’s okay to admit that you cannot do it alone. That’s why we’re here. We have a team of experts

Still, I don’t work 24/7 — yet, so many caregivers try to.

who want to get as close as possible to the level of care

Memory Care America’s team can offer your family round-the- clock care because we have the workforce to do so. We have day teams and night teams, maintenance and dietary staff, and employees who manage our front office and visit with families who

you can offer your loved one.

Of course, you are never going to find someone who can care for your loved one the way that you do. You

have spent years with them, loving them, supporting them through all the rocky points, and laughing through mishaps together. You’ve cheered for the highs and drudged through the lows. You could never expect someone else to

are interested in our services. We don’t have one person who does it all, but you take on many roles

offer that level of earnest care. Instead, we want to step into that caregiving role, so you can return to being the spouse, the sibling, the child, or the family member you were before you had to care for your loved one. I often picture a gentleman who has been living in our community for less than a year. His wife comes to dinner every evening, and they take a walk together afterward. Once they return, the staff helps the husband get ready for bed, and the couple watches television together, just like they did for decades as husband and wife at home. We provide the care, so she can go back to being his wife. We want to take that burden away because our role in your lives should be as caregivers. You deserve to be just the family member again.

when you’re the sole caregiver for someone with dementia. To make sure their needs are met, you often have to put their health before your own. And let's not forget that after work, you still have to take care of your home and bills. This relationship can take a toll on a caregiver. I can still picture one family I met through Memory Care America. The husband was a resident of ours, and his wife had been his caretaker for so long, meeting his every need with love and attention. But the wife passed away before her husband. The stress of his care became too much for her, and she neglected her own needs. So when the resident’s daughter took on the caretaking role, she knew she needed help and turned to us.

We offer support groups, resources, and experts to help those who want to continue offering care

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