The care for Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other memory-related deficiencies in senior living communities is on the rise. When looking for a care community for your loved ones, it's essential to find a community that is passionate about the well-being of its residents, well versed in the different care programs and medications, and the willingness to personalize the care they provide to each individual. It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the number of choices in your area, what’s covered by your loved one's insurance, or even where to start when you are touring communities. Here are a few questions you can ask your memory care community when looking for the perfect place for your loved one to call home.
As loved ones grow older, it is crucial for them to exercise their minds as much as their bodies. Education is a fundamental process of life that does not stop when we’re at retirement age, and as there are many different learning styles, there are many ways to continue acquiring new knowledge. Lifelong learning is the pursuit of wisdom through continuing education. Seniors may seek education classes online, through local colleges, or other public communal spaces such as the library. On one’s own, they can also practice cognitive care exercises to keep themselves mentally active.
Over the years, technology continues to advance, allowing the impossible to become a reality. With the progression of technology trends, many people have been able to benefit, including seniors. Advancements such as virtual reality devices, wearable tech, and home assistive devices allow for more comfort in the lives of older adults.
This month, HarborChase would like to highlight one of our community’s outstanding residents, Madelyn! She has been a resident in our HarborChase of Palm Beach Gardens community for a year and a half! After taking some time to speak with Madelyn and learn her incredible story, we’re delighted to share her story with our residents and guests!
Growing up in Mayfield, Pennsylvania, Madelyn lived with her four sisters. Growing up in Austria, her father had learned to play five instruments and taught all of his daughters how to play the piano and violin. Madelyn’s father worked in coal mines and would often come home with stories of mine collapses, and he would be covered in bruises. Madelyn's mother was concerned and informed her father he was not to work in the mine any longer due to safety risks. Her father then became a builder because the economy and population were booming in the area. Her father later built the house that Madelyn grew up in.
There comes a time in everyone's life when they begin to notice that they are in need of a little extra help with their day-to-day activities. This can be an emotional and stressful experience, with many big decisions to make, and much change with this new period in your life. At HarborChase, we want you to feel that you are in confident and capable hands. The professional staff is well equipped and compassionate, we have well-maintained communities, and beautiful amenities that make our residents feel right at home. With this huge transition in life, HarborChase assisted living services ensure that our residents can maintain their independence, enjoy exciting community activities, and maintain an excellent quality of life.