Find The Right Memory Care Community
Choosing the right memory care community can feel a little overwhelming, especially if you have several options within your area. You may find yourself wondering, “Where do I even begin?”
There are several factors to consider. Think about your loved one’s needs and what would matter most to them. Perhaps they could benefit from assistance with things like personal grooming and meal times or maybe they want to be able to take Fido with them when they move.
Once you have a general idea of what your family member needs in a community, you can begin your search, narrow down your options and scheduling tours.
Top Things to Consider When Researching Memory Care Communities
Finding the right memory care community for a family member is a big decision, and it’s going to take some time. You have a lot of things to consider, like the specific needs of your loved one, community amenities and your budget.
It can easily feel overwhelming, which is why it’s more important than ever to remember to give yourself grace and make a list of things to consider as you begin your research. To help you with your search, we’ve put together a list of things to think about and ask as you look up, tour and compare different memory care communities.
Not Sure What to Do Next?
We've outlined some steps to help you feel more familiar with the process of finding a community. Here's what you can expect:
Choose A Location
The very first decision you need to make is geographic location. Would it be better for your loved one to remain in the area where they live now, or would they have a better support system if they lived closer to friends and family members who could be more involved with their healthcare decisions and day-to-day life?
Tour Your Options
Once you’ve picked a specific location, you can make a list of communities in the area that offer memory care. If you think the list of potential options is too long, you might want to pick your top three to five communities before scheduling visits and taking tours.
Keep in mind that choosing a memory care community isn’t something that should be done online or over the phone. Visiting in person will help you get a feel for the environment and people your loved one would spend time with every day. It also gives you a chance to ask questions about the amenities and services.
Schedule a visit today by calling 855-350-3800
Prepare for the Move
After touring a few different communities, you probably have a good idea on which one is the right fit for your family member. Now that you know where they will be living, you can begin preparing for the move. There’s no better way to start than with a moving checklist.