There comes a point when reasoning with an aging parent becomes incredibly tough. If your loved one has Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment, or other forms of memory loss, the gradual progression of these conditions requires increasing amounts of supervision and caretaking as time passes. In almost all cases, the patient in question will be unaware of how much their needs are affecting you as their adult child. Rationalizing with someone who isn’t completely mentally present can be painful. On one hand, you love them and want to respect their wishes to put off seeking professional care, but on the other hand you have the judgement and intuition to understand that professional memory care and assisted living is ultimately in their best interest.
As a son or daughter, you want to do everything you can to give your parent comfort and safety, but it can be difficult without extensive personal research and an open schedule to provide for their needs. You could also be losing a large amount of earnings and benefits over this period of time. The AARP found caretakers lost an average of $303,880 in wages and benefits in this study.
As someone dealing with memory loss, the experience can be disorienting, uncomfortable, and embarrassing if they aren’t cared for appropriately. The elderly tend to focus on pleasant situations and have difficulty with complex decisions, especially time pressured or time sensitive matters. This is part of the reason why senior care experts suggest moving into a senior living community before the situation becomes pressing. Aging makes the brain less elastic and therefore less receptive to new information, and Alzheimer’s and dementia prevent the brain from carrying out complex thoughts. There can come a point when you need to just step in and be the rational person in control of the situation. In many cases, you should consider what your loved one would say about the situation if they were of sound mind and body. At Ventura Townehouse, we understand the difficulty of this choice, but we know our specialized care will meets the level of need to give your loved one safety, health, and happiness as their memory loss progresses. We specialize in senior living because we understand the importance and need for high quality senior care.
Even with the best of intentions, it’s incredibly tough to provide a level of care at home that offers the specialization of a knowledgeable group of providers at an assisted living community. Alzheimer’s puts your loved one at a higher risk for accidental mishaps and injuries during sundowning and periods of wandering. It takes a strong understanding of the mind and the progression of the disease to shape mentally stimulating activities that honor your loved one and provide security and care that meets their needs. Eating on a schedule, increased social opportunities, and help managing medicine can help your parent thrive and delay progression of their disease. These are just some of the basic services we offer for seniors with Alzheimer’s in Ventura, CA. We also plan interesting and absorbing activities that help stave off the acceleration of memory loss in your loved one from yoga, tai-chi, arts and crafts, brain teasers, we offer many ways to keep the brain active. Our care program protects your loved one from rapid changes in memory functions and brings them happiness and safety each and every day.
It can be difficult to decide to turn care for your loved one over to a professional, but the opportunities for brain stimulation, connection with other seniors, and 24-hour medical care are a responsible option that can give your loved one more help and prevent difficulties for them. If you’re looking for expert and compassionate care, call us to arrange a visit at 1-805-642-3263 to see if our community is right for your loved one now.
My grandmother lives at the Ventura Townehouse and I feel confident that she is in good hands. They get her to her appointments and provide any aftercare that she may need. Everyone there is friendly and like family. I feel like I’m at home when I go there to visit her and eat with her in the dining room.
Recently, I visited my Mom from Chicago. Each day I offered to take us out and about in Ventura. We found ourselves having such an enjoyable time at the Townehouse we didn’t leave. The dining room was so lovey to enjoy with her friends. Patios welcoming and the activities kept us busy. We laughed and had fun all day! Thank you everyone for making me feel at home and making my visit special. It’s always hard to leave my mom. But not as hard when I know she is so happy! Until my next visit!
Staff is very helpful and always concerned about my Mother’s needs, the interior and grounds maintenance is exceptional. Dining provides healthy menus to choose from. Front desk staff is always friendly and helpful. Best decision we ever made was bringing my mom here.