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Posted: Thursday, January 2, 2020

What is Memory Support Assisted Living?

If you’ve been caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia, you may reach a point when more help is needed than you can continue to supply. Even those who have brought in additional home services may find it necessary to move their loved one to a community. As this is a progressive disease, it should not be seen as a reflection of the level of care you were able to provide.

You may have heard the terms assisted living, memory support assisted living and stand-alone memory care. If you’re unclear which might be best, we’ve outlined a summary of each below to help you become familiar with these choices. It’s important that you have an understanding of each when making your decision about which type of residential community will be the best match for your loved one.

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Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019

5 Suggestions for Visiting a Resident in Memory Care

If you have a loved one or friend who lives in a memory care community, you may find yourself hesitating to visit. Understanding dementia is a challenge. It’s not that uncommon to put off visiting if you’re unsure of what to expect or worry that you’ll make the situation worse.

If you’re struggling with how to interact, there are several tips that might work best for your particular situation. Here are 5 ideas to help make your visits a positive experience for everyone.

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Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019

Observing the Holidays When Your Loved One has Dementia

It would be a rare family who hasn’t experienced tension while preparing for the holidays. But for those living or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia, the season can bring on additional stress. Yet that doesn’t mean there’s no joy to be found. With some careful planning and consideration, this time of year can still be meaningful for your loved one, family and friends.

As the holidays approach, take some time to think about what celebrating might look like in your family this year. There may be traditions that will need to be scaled back, but happiness can still be experienced. These two suggestions may help jumpstart your plans:

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IRC Blog
Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2019

How to Pay for Memory Care

If your loved one has been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s, care support will most likely be needed in the future. In fact, as the disease progresses, families will often find more help is required than can be provided at home. Eventually, a move into an assisted living or memory care community may be necessary.

As hard as making that decision can be, another pressing question most families ask is how they will pay for this memory support. Because this type of care is specialized for those suffering from a cognitive illness, the cost is usually higher than for other types of senior living.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2019

5 Tips to Help a Loved One Adjust to a Memory Care Community

The day you may have worried about finally came. Both you and your loved one needed more help than could be provided at home. Accepting this the best you could, you researched and asked friends and family for referrals. But now that you’re beginning to visit communities, you may wonder how to make the transition from home.

Start by preparing yourself the best you can to help your loved one make this move. Depending on the triggers that day, it may be a challenge for both of you.

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Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Homecare versus Memory Care

Time may seem to stand still after receiving a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s. But your mind can soon be flooded with so many questions you may find it hard to think clearly. Among those will likely be how and where care should be provided. 

You may not know if it’s possible to provide care at home or if it is, what will be your role. You might wonder if you should bring in outside caregivers or if your loved one will need to move into a community. Although it’s normal to feel confusion, and it may take some time, remember that answers can be found.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2019

What is Memory Care?

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s, we can help your family navigate the complicated memory care journey. Although a common emotion expressed is one of feeling alone, please know that you’re not. In fact, every 65 seconds, someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s.

At Ingleside Memory Support Assisted Living, we’d like to reassure you that we’re here as a resource for you and your family - every step of the way.

One of the most empowering actions you can take is to start educating yourself about the disease and all of the options that may be available.

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Pamela Mills, Director of Memory Care Programs
Posted: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Ingleside Well Being Philosophy – Autonomy

In our last issue we introduced Ingleside’s Well Being Philosophy and it’s six elements:

  • Autonomy
  • Wellness
  • Purposeful Living
  • Connection
  • Being Seen
  • Authentic Living
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Pamela Mills, Director of Memory Care Programs
Posted: Monday, September 9, 2019

Insuring Well Being in those living with neurocognitive disorders

What is well-being and why does it matter? Is it possible for a person with a neurocognitive disorder, living in a life plan community, to be genuinely happy? Yes! Increasingly, within the past century, neuropsychologists and geriatricians have begun to ask questions about what circumstances or contributions assist a person with neurocognitive impairment to live well along with their diagnosis.

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By Donna Fuller, Ingleside Director of Outreach
Posted: Monday, August 5, 2019

What do CCRCs really offer in the way of tangible and intangible benefits

When it comes to senior housing and lifestyle options, continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), also known as life plan communities, offer a great option for those looking for engaged living and peace of mind.  There are a lot of misconceptions about what CCRC/Life Plan communities offer, so let’s uncover the facts and benefits of this type of full-service senior living community:

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