Memory Care: Locked vs. Secured Units

As if choosing a dementia care community for a loved one isn’t confusing enough as it is, there are actually two different types of care units to decide between.  While the community where I currently work is the third care community I’ve worked in, it is the first not-locked unit. Instead of being a “locked” community,Continue reading “Memory Care: Locked vs. Secured Units”

Found: Dog

Adding the stuffed animals from Memorable Pets to our community was an immediate upgrade. The cats and dogs were a welcome sight to many of our residents who had always loved animals. Although many of them could no longer care for a living animal, these stuffed ones provided the same amount of comfort and happiness asContinue reading “Found: Dog”

1, 2, 3.

“Hm, hmm, oh, wow,” Carol* said, touching some of the puzzle pieces on the table. She picked one up and turned it around in her hands, staring at it with a faint smile. “Well, yes, this is really…this is really something,” she mused. Carol is in a later stage of Alzheimer’s disease. She loves to touchContinue reading “1, 2, 3.”

Going Out.

“That was fun. Thank you for taking us out,” Vera* said, getting off the bus. I genuinely enjoy outings with residents. I usually try to take another employee with me to help out or drive the bus, but oftentimes it’s just me. Here are just a few of the places we’ve been: Animal shelters CoffeeContinue reading “Going Out.”

Resident-to-Resident.

One of my favorite parts of caring for individuals with dementia is watching their interactions with one another. Think of any classroom you’ve ever been in: there are countless personalities, numerous lifestyles, and genuinely different types of people to account for. A memory care community is the same as any other large group of people,Continue reading “Resident-to-Resident.”

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