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Discover respite care benefits for caregiver, loved one

Discover respite care benefits  for caregiverIf you’re one of the millions of Americans who provides care to a loved one with dementia, you know how demanding the job can be. From time to time, you may have wished there were someone with whom you could share the responsibility. You may even have considered placement in a skilled nursing facility, but discounted the idea out of a sense of duty or guilt.

Don’t.
Research shows that caregivers who take an occasional break are healthier, less stressed and provide better care to their loved ones. What isn’t as widely recognized is that when the caregiver gets a break – through respite care – the loved one also benefits.

At Regency Memory Care in Mount Sterling, we specialize in providing high-quality, individualized care for our residents, regardless of whether they’re here for respite care or as a long-term resident.

Ten reasons (plus one) you should consider respite care for your loved one at Regency Memory Care:

1.    During a respite care visit, residents often reconnect with people from their past. It might be someone with whom they attended school; an old work colleague; a former neighbor; even a distant relative. Rekindling these old connections is heartwarming and enriching for everyone.

2.    Making new connections. Our respite clients and residents love to talk and reminisce. Everyone is welcome to join in and share memories of days gone by. Remembering “the good old days” is probably one of the favorite activities of those at Regency Memory Care.

3. Our Moments Matter Program stimulates the mind.  We know every person who comes to us for care has different interest, abilities and needs.  Our program techniques are designed to help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease.

4. Keeping the body fit. Our wandering paths allow for safe exploring of their environment. We also offer other activities like gentle exercise, movement to music and more.

5. Celebrations. There’s always something going on at Regency Memory Care.  Whether its celebrating birthdays, holidays in our spacious dining area or relaxing on our covered patio. Regency people always have something to look forward to.

6. Our facility is beautiful. Our natural lighting throughout the common areas improve mood, performance, behavior and psychological health. Everyone could can benefit from a change of scenery now and then.

7. Regency’s safe and supportive environment allows your loved one to share their feelings and engage in purposeful living enabling residents to function at their optimal level.

8. Nutritious, healthy, delicious meals and snacks are served in a common dining area on red china to stimulate appetite & assist with depth perception.

9.    Laundry and housekeeping facilities are available right here on site.

10. Education and support for caregivers. We know how hard it can be to be the primary caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia-
related disorders. Our staff is here to help you every step of the way.

And the PLUS ONE?
Setting up respite care now means you’ll be prepared for an emergency should one arise. If you become ill or have to take care of another family member, who will care for your loved one? How will he/she react to a new, strange environment?

9.    Laundry and housekeeping facilities are available right here on site.

10. Education and support for caregivers. We know how hard it can be to be the primary caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia-
related disorders. Our staff is here to help you every step of the way.

And the PLUS ONE?
Setting up respite care now means you’ll be prepared for an emergency should one arise. If you become ill or have to take care of another family member, who will care for your loved one? How will he/she react to a new, strange environment?

Regency Memory Care respite residents are already familiar with our facility and staff, so if something unexpected happens, you know you have a great place to turn, where your loved one will be safe and secure.

At Regency Memory Care, we want to be your trusted partner in caring for those you love. Give us a call at (859) 520-5111 for more information or to arrange a tour. Or, visit us online at rcmemorycare.com. Regency Memory Care is located at 130 Sterling Way in Mt. Sterling, Ky.

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