Dementia and Alzheimer’s are two extremely challenging diseases for patients and their families to navigate. They greatly affect older adult populations and create confusion and disorientation in the patient. Additionally, these diseases create stress on the children of the patient as the patient forgets who their children are and become combative when their children try to help them perform normal activities of daily living.
This heart-breaking scenario plays out across the lives of the 5 million dementia patients in America.
Many of the families find the strain to be too much. They turn to professional help and begin using respite care where their parents can stay n a facility temporarily to allow the family a break from the day-to-day challenges of watching for the patient’s safety.
As the disease progresses, the questions arise as to what is the best full-time care facility that they can trust their loved one to. Few children relish the idea of committing their parents to a nursing home, with its sterile medical-like facilities, and finding the ideal home is an agonizing and time-consuming process.
However, for many of these patients, a nursing home with round-the-clock care is not yet needed. Perhaps a facility that offers help with the activities of daily living inside a home-like setting could offer a much-needed in-between option for these patients.
In fact, in Amsterdam, Holland a trial treatment for Alzheimer’s patients have been studying how keeping their patient’s in a “village-type” environment could improve their symptoms. This residential environment gives the patient more freedom and is the complete antithesis of the prison-like environment most of the patients are forced to live.
In Charlotte, North Carolina, a similar model is being piloted. In this scenario, elegant residences are transformed into care facilities. At first glance, however, these facilities look like any other home. however, they are staffed with trained personnel to assisted in the activities of daily living and to provide the perfect balance of assisted care while still allowing an element of personal freedom for the residents.
Unlimited Possibilities Assisted Living Facility is at the forefront of this new trend. Their business is focused on combining medical care in a home setting to allow both the children and the patient the peace of mind that they are in the best environment for their situation.
Their Facebook Page gives you some idea of just how homey and normal their residents’ lives are.
If you are looking for assisted living care for a loved one, then you can follow-up with Unlimited Possibilities. Their information is here:
Unlimited Possibilites Family Care Home
7245 City View Dr
Charlotte NC 28212