How to Choose the Right Memory Care Community

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Perhaps no form of care requires more patience, compassion, or skill than caring for those living with memory loss. Finding the right memory care community and home away from home with a new family is essential in helping ensure a life of purpose and fulfillment for your loved one.

First, you’ll need to find a community in Tacoma, WA that has a separate facility for memory care. It is also important to find an Alzheimer’s and dementia care home with professional staff that receives specialized training for working with individuals dealing with memory loss and their unique health situations.

Questions you should ask when looking for a superior Alzheimer and dementia community:

  1. Is it a secure neighborhood that specializes in memory care?
  2. What specific services does the community provide?
  3. Does the staff receive specialized training?
  4. What level of personal attention and assistance can individuals expect from staff?
  5. Does the memory care facility have a special dining program that uses various techniques to address the specific challenges people living with dementia have while eating?
  6. What programs and activities are offered to stimulate and support the mind, exercise the body and provide socialization opportunities?
  7. Does the Alzheimer and dementia care community group people by level of cognition?
  8. How does the memory care community handle medical emergencies?
  9. What is the ratio of professional caregivers to residents at the facility?
  10. How does the memory care facility communicate with families about a resident’s well-being?

Our new innovative Franke Tobey Jones Care Center in Tacoma, Washington is now open! This facility is home for 49 memory care residents with secure outdoor courtyards and 23 skilled nursing residents. Meaningful activities are individually designed by our staff to provide maximum enjoyment and purpose in each resident’s daily life. Our program encourages socialization, reminiscing, movement, mind stimulation, and spiritual traditions for your loved ones. For more information about the friendly and caring services offered in our beautiful new dementia and Alzheimer’s retirement facilities, call us today for pricing or to schedule a tour.

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