There may come a time when the person with Alzheimer’s or other form of dementia will need more care than anyone at home can provide. Residential facilities are a good option for those suffering from any form of dementia, who need more monitoring and care due to the decline in their mental abilities and gradual inability to carry out daily tasks.
Yet, making the decision to send a loved family member to a residence can be a very stressful experience, leaving you plagued with guilt and wondering whether you are doing the right thing. These feelings are common, and our team at CareMalta do our best to ensure that we make this transition as comfortable as possible, providing round-the-clock care and addressing all residents’ issues and needs.
Below are a few reasons a person suffering from a form of dementia can benefit from residential care.
Due to the degeneration of the affected person’s mental functioning, it may become unsafe for them to stay in their current home. The individual’s safety may therefore be at risk, in which case, they’ll need 24-hour care and monitoring.
Falls, for instance, do happen more often among the elderly and even more so with individuals whose coordination has started to deteriorate. Having a loved one at a home where there’s always a carer around in case of such incidents is not only beneficial for the sufferer, but also provides the family with peace of mind.
2. Medical care
CareMalta’s care homes provide 24-hour medical care, which is likely not the case if the individual stays at home. Nurses and carers are on site at all times to ensure that the resident receives all medicines and treatment correctly and in a timely manner.
Meal times are scheduled and staff have a plan for monitoring adequate nutrition and provide for special dietary needs. CareMalta’s staff also provides assistance in eating, wherever necessary. Moreover, meal times are a time for socialisation for many, which is another way an elderly person may benefit from becoming a resident in a care home.
Are you neglecting work responsibilities, yourself and your family because the person with dementia has difficulty managing an entire house and needs supervision? Such persons may need opportunities for social activities, transportation and other needs which you can’t fit in.
At residential homes, both residents as well as their rooms are kept clean. Additionally, when their needs are beyond your physical abilities, you may be unable to lift them, bathe them, etc, not to mention the mental stress it can cause on familiar caregivers.
At CareMalta, we are dedicated to providing dementia sufferers and residents in all our homes with proper care and a safe environment. With our trained staff who specialise in caring for dementia patients, you can put your mind at rest that your loved one will be in good hands.
To find out more about how our team can give you the peace of mind when it comes to caring for your loved ones, contact us today.