Memory Care that Boosts Quality of Life
Shelly was worried sick. She had a very difficult time seeing her once strong, independent mother not enjoying life, and she was determined to do something about it—but the idea of moving her into a senior living community? She wasn’t sure if that was the right solution.
Her mom had been living with her for years, and she wasn’t about to “give up” just because things got harder. However, Shelly couldn’t help but wonder if Shelby Jean was thriving while living at home. As much as she wanted to solve all of her mother’s problems, the progressively worsening memory issues proved that goal simply wasn’t possible.
Shelly and her family reached the point where they couldn’t deny that they needed help. No matter how much they tried on their own, they couldn’t provide everything Shelby Jean needed to live a more fulfilling life. Shelly did some research into memory care communities, and she turned to Cedarhurst to see what they could offer Shelby Jean. At first, Shelly decided to try respite care, and see how Shelby Jean liked it. Looking back, they see how much this helped make the transition to residential care easier.
Cedarhurst has a memory care program that truly focuses on person-directed care, where the program staff is specially trained by a Certified Dementia Practitioner and takes continuing education modules focused on dementia. Shelly was assured that at Cedarhurst, the staff gets to know and work with each resident as an individual, providing them with care that’s as unique as they are. A nurse practitioner visits Shelby Jean every week and has gotten to know her personally.
Additionally, the community has the firstrate amenities, beautiful environment, and welcoming, safe, supportive atmosphere Shelly knows her mom deserves. Shelly and the rest of her family can now rest assured knowing that Shelby Jean is in a memory care community that isn’t just fulfilling for their loved one, but that also includes additional security measures compared to standard assisted living communities. These extra measures keep Shelby Jean safe, preventing her from wandering too far away from home.