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Questions to Ask your Memory Care Provider

Feb 05, 2019

Questions to Ask your Memory Care Provider

Making the decision to move a loved one to a memory care facility can be very difficult for a family. As you search for a facility that will best meet the needs of your loved one, it is helpful to gather information to be sure that he or she will be safe, well cared for and comfortable. It might be helpful to think of this process as a set of interviews – which should include tours of all facilities if possible, and conversations with staff and other residents.  Arming yourself with as much information as possible will help you make the best decision for your family and ensure a smooth transition for your loved one. You may want to develop questions that relate to basic information, staff experience, issues of comfort including food, social activities and room amenities and questions about the safety of the facility.  Here are 10 questions that you can consider asking potential memory care providers:

10 Questions to Ask Prospective Memory Care Facilities

  1. What kind of training does the staff at your facility receive?
  2. Will my loved one have a private room or will he/she share residential space with a roommate?
  3. What are the costs that our family should expect for housing and for care? What does this include? What might it not include that we need to plan for?
  4. What is the process of communication with family about a resident’s care, well-being and any concerns that come up?
  5. How is the area secured? 
  6. What is the ratio of staff to residents? Does this ratio change at night?
  7. Does the facility offer care to individuals with all types of memory loss? Or does this facility specialize in a certain area of dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease.
  8. Do residents have written care plans?
  9. What kind of food is offered to residents? How does the staff encourage residents to eat well?
  10. Does the facilitate have social activities, or options for exercise?

Safe, Compassionate and Personalized Memory Care Facility in Aiken SC

Westminster Memory Care of Aiken, SC offers a safe, loving and supportive memory care facility for individuals living with Alzheimer’s Disease or other related dementias. We provide personalized care that allows our patients to live as independently as possible in a safe and supportive environment. We offer both residential assisted living as well as adult day care. We understand that this is a big step for you and your family and offer simple all-inclusive pricing for rent and care services so that you understand exactly what you are paying for and can accurately plan for the future.

For more information about Westminster Memory Care, call our team at 803-502-5599.

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