HarborChase of Palm Beach Gardens Shares Important Questions to Ask Your Memory Care CommunityPosted By HarborChase on May 8, 2022
When it comes to finding the best memory care program for a parent or family member, it is important to know which questions to ask. After all, different memory care communities have different standards for care, different methodologies for working with their residents, and different environments depending on their locations.
At HarborChase of Palm Beach Gardens, our memory care community is specifically designed to foster independence and joy in our residents while giving them the support they need in their journey with dementia.
We offer two memory care programs, each with a different focus. At The Sound, we focus on residents with mild dementia or memory loss, providing them with personalized care that maximizes engagement and purpose. For residents living with more severe forms of dementia, The Cove offers more focused, comprehensive care and support. There, our trained and experienced memory care associates deliver around-the-clock care, ensuring that each new day is met with success.
If you are searching for a memory care community for someone you love, here are some of the most important questions to ask.
Question: What are your safety procedures and protocols?
One of the most important points of focus in a memory care community is keeping the residents safe. A community should do this by creating an environment that protects its people and training caregivers in specific safety protocols.
When you visit a memory care community, your guide should be able to show you the specific environmental steps they have taken to ensure safety and security. They should also walk you through the procedures they have in place in case of a medical or personal emergency.
At HarborChase of Palm Beach Gardens, the safety and well-being of our residents is paramount and at the forefront of everything that we do. We understand that resident safety is not only physical but emotional, and we work each day to ensure our residents feel cared for and safe.
Question: How do you personalize care plans for residents?
Every person’s experience with dementia is different – so when it comes to memory care, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach. Because of this, the community you choose must personalize a care plan to meet your family member’s unique needs.
Before helping your family member move into the community, you should spend time with the director or care specialist who will be working directly with them. During these meetings, you can share specific care needs that your family member has – and any situations that might increase their confusion or agitation. Giving this information to the community ahead of time allows them to tailor the care plan with accuracy and compassion so your loved one always gets the help they need.
At HarborChase of Palm Beach Gardens, our associates are highly trained in the best practices and methodologies of dementia care. As a result, we can personalize care plans for each resident.
Question: How does your community collaborate with family and primary care doctors?
At HarborChase of Palm Beach Gardens, we connect with families and healthcare providers at every step of the memory care journey, ensuring that our residents receive the highest level of care from every person in their life.
If you are searching for a memory care community for your family member, it is important to learn how they will involve you in the care plan. This can involve high-level discussions such as medical care and doctor’s visits as well as day-to-day decisions of who will be contacted in the event of an emergency.
By making dementia care a true collaboration, you will have confidence knowing that your family member will be cared for – and that you will be informed if there are any changes.
Finding the right memory care community for your family member can be a stressful process, but at HarborChase of Palm Beach Gardens, we are here to help you.
You can learn more about our transitional and mild memory care community, The Sound, which provides supportive care to residents while ensuring they enjoy independence, engagement, and vitality.
And if your family member is living with a more severe form of dementia, The Cove at HarborChase of Palm Beach Gardens provides the compassionate help they need.
Whatever community you choose, it is important to ask these three essential questions. By asking the right questions, you can have peace of mind knowing that your family member receives the best care in a community that truly supports them. We invite you to visit our website today to learn more about HarborChase of Palm Beach Gardensand its dementia care services.