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The Search for Memory Care – Finding the Perfect Fit for Your Loved One

If you have a family member diagnosed with dementia, you may have already started the search for a memory care community. This can be a daunting task, as there are many different options to choose from, with a wide range in pricing. How do you determine which community is the best fit for your family member’s needs and fits their budget?

This is where we can help! We educate you on the options – there are standalone Memory Care communities, Assisted Living/Memory Care combinations, and Residential Care Homes, also known as Group Homes. Our team visits each community, knows the reputation, pricing and the unique features offered at each one.

Here’s an example of a family we recently helped find the perfect solution for their unique needs.

Jan was diagnosed with dementia, and had been living alone in her home with her daughter’s help. She had continued to decline to the point where she wasn’t safe living alone. Jan needed help with bathing, dressing and taking her medications. Jan was a retired schoolteacher, and was very reserved and quiet. She was uncomfortable in large crowds, preferring one-on-one interactions. Spending time in her garden had always been her passion and she needed a community where she could still have the gardening experience and be able to spend time outdoors. Financially, she had a teacher’s pension and the income from her home. A decent income, but not enough to afford one of the larger memory cares.

SOLUTION: Because Jan was more of a homebody and she had a modest budget, we quickly determined that a residential care home would be a perfect fit. We knew of a home that was close to her daughter’s house, had a beautiful backyard with a patio and a garden, and was licensed for 8 residents. Jan’s daughter toured the home and loved the caregivers and that it was more of a home-like environment, which was perfect for her mom. Jan moved in last month and she is thriving. She loves sitting outside and has even helped plant some flowers. Her daughter is thrilled, and feels a huge sense of relief knowing that her mom is in a safe environment.

Listen to this episode of Aging in Style with Lori Williams where a daughter shares her mother's journey through dementia:

Our team covers the entire Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. Our mission is to provide you with the information and resources you need to decide on a memory care community. Our service is completely free to seniors and their families.

Get Help Today! Contact Lori Williams at 214-783-1222.

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