Dementia Does Not Define Her at Great Falls Assisted Living

Dementia Does Not Define Her at Great Falls Assisted Living

With much recent focus on the impact that COVID-19 has had on seniors and their caregivers at home, it’s important to think about how this is affecting your loved one as well as yourself. As the coronavirus has changed our day-to-day lives, everyone has been forced to adjust.

Many people are finding that this level of care has proven to be more than they are able to provide but are also hesitant to move a loved one to a memory care community over concerns for safety during COVID-19. While moving into memory care during a pandemic could be perceived as a challenging decision, we believe now could be the smartest time to make that move.

As you consider whether now is the right time for you and your loved one, think about what the upcoming months may bring, and all that memory care can offer you and your loved one.

Safety — At Great Falls Assisted Living, we have spent countless hours developing strict safety protocols with staff members that are trained to follow best practices to prevent community spread of COVID-19. In addition, through our renowned partnership with physicians from Johns Hopkins, we have access to hospital level infection control experts who are part of our Artis Safety Council giving us insight to the most up-to-date COVID-19 research and information.

Safe Socialization and Engagement — Many seniors living at home have become more isolated as a result of precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In our community, we’ve spent a great deal of time planning and implementing safe opportunities for engagement, continued learning, entertainment and the ability for our residents to move about with confidence.

Vaccines — Through our partnership with physicians from Johns Hopkins we monitored the development of the vaccine and made a plan for the safest way to get it to our residents and associates which began via vaccine clinics in January.

Quality of Life and Peace of Mind — If you are caring for a loved one with dementia, the relationship you once shared is likely strained. Families who have made the transition to memory care amid the pandemic say they wish they had made the decision sooner when they see their loved ones thriving in our community. Even via video calls, window visits and socially distanced outdoor porch visits, the opportunity to just be the husband, or daughter, or sibling again is an amazing feeling.

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