Residential care can be a difficult choice for patient, family, and caregivers to face. Some families and caregivers realize that, due to whatever reasons, they cannot provide the care their loved one with Alzheimer’s requires. Others are able to start the care giving process, but as the disease progresses, find it difficult to manage the demands.
For many years, there has been a negative stigma about residential care. The negative stigma can also be aimed at caregivers, and family members, for relinquishing the care of their loved one to a facility. The fact is, Alzheimer’s is a very hard disease to handle.
As the disease progresses more troubling behaviors appear, independence fails, and the mind simply gets erased. The process can be emotionally taxing on families. Relinquishing control should never be seen as a failure. It is the caregiver’s job to identify the needs of the patient, and when the caregiver can no longer meet these needs, it is time to find a method of treatment that can.
Many residential care facilities include specialized units for patients with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia offering trained and experienced staff to care for the patient’s medical needs. Some of these units may be safeguarded with alarms, to protect wandering dementia patients. Facilities that house Alzheimer’s patients usually have recreation programs that are tailored to their specific needs and abilities. These units are filled with caregivers that can help patients transition from living at home to living in a residential facility.
We offer a wide range of care products for home care, residential care facilities, and even a specially tailored section for Nursing Homes. A large variety of medical supplies can conveniently be purchased online, through our website. Purchases can also conveniently be made by calling 1-888-687-4334 and speaking with one of our knowledgeable Medical Supply Professionals.