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What factors did you consider when making memory care decisions?

For those of you who have placed your LO in Memory Care, what were the factors you looked at in making that decision?

  1. Ratio of caretakers to residents, daily activities, close to home, clean

    1. Thank you for your reply. Those are all good factors. When you visited were you able to get a read on many of these? Did you get a sense of the attitude of the caretakers? What are some things to look out for when you visit? Scott Team Member

    2. Your name catches my eye. Are you by any chance in Littlefield, TX?

  2. little family to support me, could not do it alone anymore to keep him safe. Hardest thing I ever had to do. He has gone down hill so fast being in a memory care unit not because of the care tho-he is well taken care of and loved.

    1. Such a hard decision, thank you for sharing the factors that led to it. I think that every person has a unique experience that leads them to go this route. I wonder if there was one particular incident for you or was it just the cumulative effect. I am sorry for this also glad to know that he is being taken care of and cared for. My heart goes out to the both of you. Scott Team Member

  3. In my mind, it’s about the best care for your loved one. Sometimes, that can be at home, sometimes it’s in a memory care facility. And, from what I’ve read, it’s a hybrid that still includes the care partner.

    1. I agree. I had to put my husband in Memory Care due to his aggression. They manage his meds and he has experienced and qualified caregivers that are very loving It took the burden and stress off of me. I am now emotionally & physically in a better place. I can advocate for his care , visit whenever I want. The MC has become my community too. I go at least 2-3 hours a day and eat one meal with him. I can give him my total focus and lots of love. You don't need to go as much as I do but the key is a routine.

      1. , that's so wonderful, and thank you so much for sharing. I'm sure you can appreciate that moving our loved ones into memory care is a frightening, guilt-filled decision for many members, and hearing such positive and affirming experiences is healing. If you'd be willing, we'd love to hear more about your experience on our stories page ( Thank you so much again for being open about this difficult moment. - Warmly, Donna (team member)

      2. Thank you for sharing your experience with our community. I am glad that you have developed a routine that works for you. What did you look for in a Memory Care facility when you were making decisions? Scott Team member

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