Mease Manor Dementia Care Facility Recognizes The Needs Of Family Members And Residents
Keeping family members involved in the care of their loved ones at Mease Manor reduces stress not only for residents with memory disorders but also for their loved one and Dementia Care Facility staff. No one knows the resident better than their nearest and dearest whose input is highly valued and incorporated by Memory Care staff.
For instance, it is important for Dementia Care Facility staff to understand the balance between safety and structure for individual residents. No two persons with memory disorders are exactly alike. Some enjoy walking about the facility freely; for others, this may create anxiety. Some residents are “night owls,” and others experience behavior changes in the evening: a condition known as “Sundowners.”
the Dementia Care Facility at Mease Manor recognizes the need for family members and loved ones to be involved in the care planning of residents’ social, emotional, medical, and psychological care in addition to identifying their behavior patterns and preferences. Knowing the likes and dislikes of patients greatly enhances their quality of life and reduces the adjustment period.
Safety is paramount when considering the needs of residents in a Dementia Care Facility. At Mease Manor, the 20,000-square-foot Memory Care unit features state-of-the-art security to include cameras and technology-based security for every resident.
Residents report that Mease Manor caregivers treat them like family, and that is due, in part, to the meaningful involvement of patients’ loved ones.
When family caregivers are relieved of the responsibilities of medication management, transportation, emergency care, and behavioral modification; both the patient and family member enjoy a better relationship and sense of wellbeing.